Hérouxville: walk to celebrate the life
Hérouxville, about A hundred people took part in the Relay for life in Hérouxville, which took place Saturday at camp Val Notre-Dame, noon to midnight. Among them, a quarantine of cancer survivors have market, of course, have a thought for those that the illness has taken away, but also to celebrate the life they have the chance to be able to continue, despite the difficulties they have sometimes yet to be overcome.
Proof that cancer spares no one, not even the children, Anthony Christmas-Verville has taken place among the bearers of hope, the walkers who have had the chance to defeat the cancer. The 11-year old boy has been suffering from a cancer of the lymph nodes and has finished his treatments last year.
“It is important for me to be here,” he stressed. I do it for myself, but also for all the people who have had cancer.”
It should be accompanied with Alexis Matteau, who has celebrated last year its 18 years old after fighting cancer, not once, but twice, during his childhood. The young man has unfortunately had problems with his car and was not able to arrive in time for the start of the walk.
The presence of these carriers of hope is important, since it shows that the money is collected, which is intended in particular to research, is useful, according to Stephanie Gaudreau, development officer for the canadian cancer Society in the Mauricie region.
“We want to make a difference in the fight against all cancers,” said Ms. Gaudreau. It is for them (and hope) that it’s done, because the fight is not over, we must continue to raise funds to make a difference.”
The canadian cancer Society estimates that one in two canadians will receive a cancer diagnosis during her lifetime.
Objective: to 52 000 $
The 130 walkers in the Relay for life of Hérouxville were divided into 15 teams. Each had to collect a certain amount towards the event. The goal for Saturday was 52 000 $.
“This money, it’s for research, but also for prevention, because it can make a difference, as with the fight against smoking,” says Ms Gaudreau. It is also for the support of the people who are living with cancer. This money enables us to make the difference in these three components.”
Fifty volunteers worked hard on Saturday to make a success of this 9th edition of the Relay for life in the RCM of Mékinac, and which took place for the second year in Hérouxville. The inflatable structures were also designed for children. In the evening, the marchers were encouraged by the musical performance by Cindy Bédard and nearly 600 luminaries were lit at nightfall, to the memory of those who have succumbed to cancer and in tribute to those who are still fighting against the disease.
The canadian cancer Society organizes this year 81 Relay for life across the province of Quebec. The organization hopes to raise close to $ 10 million through these activities. Since the first edition in 2001, Relay for life has raised almost $150 million.