The 4th edition of the Marche du Grand défoulement was a resounding success across the board!

Presented by Desjardins

We are beyond excited to announce that the Marche du Grand défoulement, held from September 11th to October 3rd in Montreal, Quebec City, Gatineau, Granby, Trois-Rivières, Laval[1] and Rimouski[2], resulted in our raising over $420,000 for cancer. In total, more than 1,000 people participated in this provincial unifying initiative.
For countless of us, the Marche du Grand défoulement is the perfect occasion to display our support for the 56,800 Quebecers struck by cancer every year.

Our spokesperson Guylaine Tremblay explained it perfectly, when she stated, “The event is emotionally charged, because not only are we paying tribute to everyone who’s now battling cancer, but we’re also remembering the ones we lost. Every participant has a very personal reason for supporting the walk, but at the end of the day, we’re all there for the same purpose: promoting the well-being of those facing cancer.”

The Marche du Grand défoulement, a key element of the Quebec Cancer Foundation’s ongoing ability to help

The Quebec Cancer Foundation received thousands of donations in conjunction with this year’s 4th edition of the walk.

“This outpouring of generosity will enable us to uphold and even enhance our services. We thank and are sincerely grateful to the walk participants and our loyal partners and allies,” stated the Quebec Cancer Foundation’s General Director, Marco Décelles.

Services that significantly impact the daily lives of those battling cancer

“The art-therapy sessions offered allowed me to meet wonderful people who in their own way helped me weather the storm,  explained Judith Lafaille, brain tumour survivor and ambassador of the Montreal edition of the walk. For me, the escape I found in art-therapy was truly a life raft and a way of learning to accept what the new phase of my life would be like.”
Convinced of the positive impact of the Quebec Cancer Foundation, this brave 29-year old woman raised over $10,400 during the 4th edition of the walk.

“When you give to the Foundation, you’re giving hope and comfort to thousands of people with cancer and their families,” she explained.

​​Watch the souvenir video of the Marche du Grand défoulement

[1] In partnership with the Fondation Maxime-Letendre
[2] In partnership with the Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec

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