On November 1, close to 200 people gathered in the Théâtre Granada for an event presented as part of the 10th edition of Cancerto, under this year’s theme “Soirée sous les étoiles”. The event, which featured a cocktail reception followed by a highly emotional performance delivered by Gabrielle Shonk, raised $50,500. 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 Estrie, but throughout the Province of Quebec.
 
The Quebec Cancer Foundation wishes to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the success of the evening: Média ENERGIE 106.1, Rouge FM 102.7, IMMEX and Pharmaprix, the business and medical community as well as the people of Estrie, who together demonstrated such great solidarity. “The people facing cancer who turn every year to our programs and services to make their daily lives easier are guided and comforted. And that is possible thanks to our partners and donors, such as you. Thank you for your generosity!”, said Marco Décelles, Director General of the Quebec Cancer Foundation.
 
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.

Photo: ​Anne-Josée Beaudoin

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