The Quebec Cancer Foundation’s Grand défoulement contre le cancer

Montreal, March 1, 2016 – The Quebec Cancer Foundation invites the general public to pull together and join the third edition of the Grand défoulement contre le cancer, which will be held from June 1 to June 30, 2016. Presented by The Co-operators, this one-of-a-kind initiative encourages Quebecers to organize an activity to “vent against cancer” while raising donations for the cause. The campaign will help the Foundation pursue its mission of supporting people with cancer in their day-to-day lives.

A rallying cry for the whole province

Bruno Pelletier, spokesperson for the Quebec Cancer Foundation, is honoured to once again take part in this collective effort. “I am moved to see so many people in Quebec rally for a cause that is near and dear to my heart. This outpouring of compassion and solidarity will give men and women living with cancer the chance to feel more empowered and confident. For a second year, I am happy to have the cooperation of so many ambassadors through a partnership with the magazine 7 jours. This year, José Gaudet, Josée Lavigueur, Marie-Claude Savard and Pascale Wilhelmy will be joining me in promoting this major event and taking part in public activities.”
Throughout the month of June, Quebecers are invited to rally family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to blow off some steam while raising some funds! Activities can include everything from a physical challenge to a creative endeavour or a family gathering – the sky’s the limit! Organizers can now register their event on the Grand défoulement Website. 

Standing up to cancer together

The funds generated by the Grand défoulement will enable the Foundation to offer people with cancer and their loved ones the essential support they need in their daily lives. The donations are primarily earmarked for the Foundation’s lodging establishments and its information and support services. By providing these frontline services, the Foundation is ensuring that those most vulnerable in the face of cancer have the caring assistance they need throughout their journey.

Le Grand défoulement contre le cancer | June 1 to June 30, 2016 |

About the Quebec Cancer Foundation

For over 35 years now, the Quebec Cancer Foundation has been the leading organization dedicated to helping people cope with cancer, a disease that strikes nearly one in two Quebecers, greatly affecting their day-to-day lives. With locations in Montreal, Quebec City, Estrie, Outaouais and Mauricie, the Foundation gives people with cancer and their loved ones access to lodging and support services to meet their practical needs and facilitates access to cancer treatments. Through its Info-Cancer services, the Foundation also offers support, information and reassurance, free of charge, to people across the province. 

Info-cancer : 1 800 363-0063 | | Facebook : fqcancer.

For more information:
Valérie Lafleur, Communication and Public Relations Officer
Quebec Cancer Foundation
Phone: 514 527-2194 |