$202,000 raised for cancer research through the Cancer Research Society's 21st Annual Golf Classic!

Caption: August 21, 2014 - Elm Ridge Golf Club - Mr. Alain Champagne, President, McKesson Canada, Mr. François Castonguay, President and CEO, Uniprix Group and Mr. Andy Chabot, President and CEO, Cancer Research Society. (CNW Group/Cancer Research Society)

MONTREAL, Aug. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Cancer Research Society is pleased to announce that its 21st Annual Golf Classic, held yesterday, raised a net amount of $202,000. "Thanks to the generosity of participants, donors, and corporate partners, this amount will be entirely devoted to funding research into the leading cause of death among Canadians," said the Society's President and CEO, Andy Chabot. "On the eve of our 70th anniversary, when an estimated two in five Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime and one in four will die from the disease, cancer research remains more than ever our top priority."

On, August 21st, a record number of participants from the business community gathered at the Elm Ridge Golf Club on Ile Bizard in support of the cause. For the fifth consecutive year, Mr. François Castonguay, President and CEO of Uniprix Group, accepted the honorary chairmanship of the event, while Mr. Alain Champagne, President of McKesson Canada, acted as Honorary Patron of the tournament.

The Cancer Research Society wishes to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of all its corporate partners: Uniprix Group, McKesson Canada, Teva, Actavis Canada, Apotex, Scotia Bank,  Dunton Rainville, Pharmapar, RBC Royal Bank, Sandoz, Telus and BMO Bank of Montreal, as well as the special contribution of the CN's Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund.

About the Cancer Research Society

Founded in 1945, the Cancer Research Society is a national not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to fund research on all types of cancer, thereby contributing to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating this disease. The Society is devoted to basic research, which has resulted in several innovative discoveries and to environment-cancer projects, an area of research in which we are considered to have played a pioneering role in Canada. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of its founding, the Cancer Research Society has committed to fund 70 new research projects in the next year--- the largest number of new grants ever awarded by the Society in a single year. For more information about cancer and the Cancer Research Society, or to lend your support to research, we invite you to visit our website at: www.CancerResearchSociety.ca or to phone us at: 1 888 766-2262.

SOURCE Cancer Research Society

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