Desjardins Financial Security and the Canadian Cancer Society renew their partnership

LÉVIS, QC, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) (www.desjardinsfinancialsecurity.com) and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) are once again joining forces to fight cancer by renewing and extending the partnership they originally formed back in 2009. Since the start of this successful partnership, DFS has given the CCS over $53,000 in donations that will be used to offer financial assistance to people with cancer and their families.

Working together to help overcome cancer

Over the next two years, DFS will continue to make a donation to the CCS for each GetWell Insurance policy sold, and starting this year, for each policy in force as well. Every insured is therefore contributing to this worthy cause of fighting cancer.

"With the number of cancer cases constantly on the rise, continuing this partnership is good news for people with cancer, who need to focus on getting better. We are very happy to join forces with Desjardins Financial Security, a committed partner who, in addition to making generous contributions, also participates in various benefits throughout the year," says Alain Deschamps, Director of Operations with the Quebec Division of the Canadian Cancer Society.

GetWell Insurance: fight cancer, not debt

Getting treated for cancer can be a long process. During this period, income goes down, while expenses go up due to treatment-related costs. "It's a very difficult time for people with cancer who need to conserve all their energy to fight the disease. GetWell Insurance is designed to lighten their load and offer them some peace of mind so they can gather the strength they need to get better," explains Theresa Boily, Manager of the Creditor and Director Insurance department at Desjardins Financial Security.

This affordable coverage lightens the financial burden caused by cancer treatments by paying a lump-sum and tax-free benefit on the first diagnosis of cancer. Insureds are free to use this amount as they see fit. The Insurance also includes convalescence and psychological assistance services to help the insured get through this difficult period.

About Desjardins Financial Security

Desjardins Financial Security, a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, specializes in providing life and health insurance and retirement savings products to individuals and groups. Every day, over five million Canadians rely on Desjardins Financial Security to ensure their financial security. Desjardins Financial Security employs over 4,000 people and administers $27.4 billion in assets from offices in several cities across the country, including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Lévis, Halifax and St. John's. For more information, visit the website at www.desjardinsfinancialsecurity.com.

SOURCE DESJARDINS FINANCIAL SECURITY

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Sarah Twomey
Media Relations Advisor
Desjardins Group
416-926-2700, or 1-877-906-5551, ext. 2015
media@desjardins.com

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