The Chemin des Sanctuaires walk is back again this year! Following the formula that has become so popular in previous years, the Quebec Cancer Foundation is again offering the unique opportunity of travelling the roads of Quebec, from Notre-Dame-du-Cap to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, in solidarity with women and men affected by cancer.

From June 2 to 9, 2018, twenty participants will follow a path along the river, passing by fields, picturesque villages, spectacular views, and points of interest of all kinds, just as Denis Bernard and France Gagnon did in the 2nd edition in 2017.

"The challenge of the Way of the Shrines was very meaningful for me. The summer before I participated in the walk, I had visited the Shrine at Notre-Dame-du-Cap with my wife, who was suffering from cancer. One phase of her illness had caused her to temporarily lose the use of her legs. That redoubled my determination to walk that path for her, and to raise funds for the Quebec Cancer Foundation and support everyday people facing the difficult ordeal of cancer. Considering how much help my wife had received from the Foundation during her treatments, I felt compelled to participate, and this gave meaning to the walk." - Denis Bernard

"The main reason I signed up for the Foundation’s Chemin des Sanctuaires challenge was to help people with cancer and their families. This cause is particularly moving for me because my mother died of cancer a year ago, as did one of my sisters a year earlier. My brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and another of my sisters had breast cancer. My family has a long history of cancer! So I walked on behalf of all these people who are so precious to me, and to experience a feeling of a personal renewal. The idea of ​​walking between these holy places helped me throughout this spiritual quest. I often feel that thoughts travel. On the way, I thanked life for having spared me from this terrible disease until now, but also for the existence of an organization like the Quebec Cancer Foundation, which supports those in need every step of the way." - France Gagnon

These stories from participants testify to the unforgettable, legendary aspect of this adventure along one of the most beautiful roads in Quebec. They journeyed in the company of others whose experiences were unique and personal, yet who shared the common goal of bringing support to people with cancer and to their families.

Would you like to share this unique and rewarding experience? You can sign up right now, by visiting defidessanctuaires.ca



 

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