Testimonials

Relive the experiences described in the inspiring stories told by people close to the foundation.

“I’m walking to show that despite major challenges, we can still have wonderful moments. There is support out there and people with cancer can have access to a wide range of exceptional services.”

Peggy Bachman, assistant general manager – Quality of Life, City of Montreal and ambassador for the 5th edition of La marche du Grand défoulement (Montréal), discovered that she had cancer in 2021. As she began her therapy, which she referred to as her “cancer journey”, Peggy felt increasingly alone and physically and morally depleted, despite the support of her family and friends.

“I’m a manager by nature, and I needed to know what resources were available to me. After much browsing and searching, I came across the Quebec Cancer Foundation online, which line to meet my requirements, especially in terms of physical and social activities. I called the Info-cancer Hotline and talked to a lovely woman who was able to identify what I needed. It’s simply incredible how one simple call can change your outlook on things.”

For several months, Peggy benefited from various Foundation services, among them oncology yoga classes and art-therapy sessions. These resources allowed her to regain control of her body, free her thoughts and forge connections with sympathetic professionals and people who were also facing cancer and treatment path. 

Having gotten stronger and more self-confident, Peggy decided to raise funds on behalf of the Foundation by participating in La marche du Grand défoulement in September 2021: 

I was quite the walker before being diagnosed, and I knew that I had to do something. In recognition of all that the Foundation’s services and support had done for me, I wanted to find a way to give back to the next ones who would need it too.” she explained.

In 2022, Peggy once again joined the ranks of the Foundation supporters, but this time as ambassador for the 5th edition of La marche du Grand défoulement in Montréal: “I actually work for the City of Montréal, and I have the opportunity to support the Foundation at the heart of our amazing city, in a joyful and fun setting. The event is a celebration of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. A perfect means of raising awareness of the services and support it can offer to people affected by cancer. I feel stronger and more blessed than a year and a half ago, in part due to the Foundation’s help. I found a positive side to my experience, which I want to share with others. 
 

I’m walking to show that despite major challenges, we can still have wonderful moments. There is support out there and people with cancer can have access to a wide range of exceptional services, free of charge or at a very reasonable cost.”



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