On October 25, some 200 people gathered in the Salle Anaïs-Barbeau-Allard for an event presented as part of the 8th edition of Cancerto, under this year’s theme “Just for the cause!”. The event, which featured a cocktail reception followed by a highly emotional performance delivered by Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-François Breau, raised over than $27,000. These people had all come together in a show of solidarity for the Foundation's programs and services, which every year provide support to thousands affected by cancer, not only in Mauricie, but throughout the Province of Quebec.
 
The Quebec Cancer Foundation wishes to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the success of the evening: the business and medical community as well as the people of Mauricie, who together demonstrated such great solidarity. “We are blessed to have you on our side. Cancer overturns lives. Thanks to you, the Quebec Cancer Foundation is able to accompany, reassure, inform and above all, provide everyday care to people dealing with cancer,” said Ms. Luce Girard, Director of the Mauricie Centre régional et Hôtellerie.
 
Since its creation in 2012, the Cancerto series has raised over $2 million province-wide. The funds raised have allowed thousands of people impacted by the disease to access the services and programs that promote their wellbeing on a daily basis. Cancerto, which is presented in a variety of formats in Sherbrooke, Montreal, Quebec City, Gatineau and Trois-Rivières, is intended as a celebration of life delivered through an array of performances, magical moments and unique meetings that pay tribute to the courage of those affected by cancer.
 
 

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