TORONTO, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to
announce the appointment of Marc Généreux as national chair, effective
June 17, 2012. Mr Généreux, a lawyer in Montreal, will lead the
Society's national Board of Directors, composed of volunteers from
"The Society is Canada's best not-for-profit and community-based
organization to fight cancer and I am honoured to be leading our
volunteers as we make progress against this disease," says Mr Généreux.
"Like many Canadians, my family has been touched by cancer, but my work
with the Society has allowed me to turn the feelings of sadness and
helplessness into something positive - a way to fight back against
cancer. I firmly believe in the Society and its mission. I believe that
by working together, the organization will continue to make great
strides to eradicate cancer."
Mr Généreux has been involved with the Society as a leadership volunteer
at both the divisional and national levels for the last 16 years,
during which he has held several prominent volunteer positions. He
served on the Board of Directors of the Quebec Division between 1997
and 2007 in executive positions, including president, acted as chair
for the division's revenue development committee and has been a member
of the national board for the last six years.
As a member of the Society's national board, Mr Généreux helped to plan
and host a pan-Canadian meeting in Montreal that brought together
Society staff and volunteers to create a strategy to help steer the
work of the organization. He was also awarded the Medal of the Queen
Jubilee for his volunteer work with the Society and was named honorary
life member of the Society in 2008.
Currently a partner with the law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in
Montreal, Mr Généreux works mainly in the areas of mortgage and real
estate financing and real estate development.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization
of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the
enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. We
fight cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives
and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help.
When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website, cancer.ca, or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
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