Véronique Sinclair-Desgagnés

Even as a busy mom of five and owner of a road sign company, I find it very important to give back to my community.
 
Even as a busy mom of five and owner of a road sign company, I find it very important to give back to my community.
 
Last year, a friend of mine invited me to the Cancerto fundraising evening benefiting the Quebec Cancer Foundation. I felt drawn to this organization, which meets real needs and offers direct help to people living with cancer across the province.
 
A few years ago, I developed melanoma (a form of skin cancer). It was easily treated without complications. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone who gets a cancer diagnosis. I am grateful that my five children and I are all in good health. This is why I want to help people in my region who aren’t so lucky.
 
This year, I’m taking part in Cancerto again, but this time as an ambassador. There are five of us doing it, and we are all hard at work to ensure the success of the event. Some of us are involved with event logistics and others, like myself, solicit the help of friends and family to sell tickets. My 16-year-old daughter and twelve of her friends are also doing their part: they’ll be serving hors d’oeuvres during the dinner cocktail. I’m so proud of her for getting involved.
 
I’m supporting this cause because I truly believe in the Quebec Cancer Foundation and its mission. I want to raise awareness about the everyday lives of men and women living with cancer and the importance of lending them a helping hand during their trying times. If everyone contributes, I’m sure it can make a positive difference in our community and in the lives of all Quebecers touched by cancer.
 
I’d like to ask you personally to take part in the Cancerto event. I hope many of you will join us in supporting people with cancer and sending them a message of hope during their times of need.

Véronique Sinclair-Desgagnés

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