MONTREAL, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - At 2 p.m. today, as part of the 2011
campaign launch held at the Saputo Stadium, stand-up comedian Dominic Paquet and Montreal Impact player's Simon Gatti have experienced the unforgettable Leucan Shaved Head Challenge presented by Jean Coutu. These two public figures have now joined the
ranks of the 40,000 Quebecers who have had their head shaved to support
cancer-stricken children since the beginning of this great adventure!
To draw emphasis on their courage and audacity, they were joined by
Richard Legendre, Executive Vice-President of the Montreal Impact and
Saputo Stadium Operations; Alain Champagne of McKesson Canada, Honorary
President for the Challenge in Montreal-Laval; local Child
Spokespersons Adam Martino and Luca Ruccolo; and our Provincial
Spokesperson for a second consecutive year, Annie Villeneuve: "I am so proud to get involved once again in this wave of solidarity
known as the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge and to rub shoulders with all
those heroes! I take my hat off to those heroes on behalf of all of
Leucan's children and families!"
More than 40 shaving sites will be opened throughout the province,
mostly on Sunday, June 12, in addition to the challenges held in companies, educational
institutions and organizations. You can all be heroes for children with
cancer by taking on the Challenge, by sponsoring a participant or by
spreading the information about the Challenge: shavedheadchallenge.com. You can also join Leucan's big family by following the Shaved Head
Challenge on Facebook and Twitter!
Leucan (www.leucan.qc.ca/en): A family history since 1978. In addition to its support for clinical
research, the Association provides specific and adapted services to
more than 3,200 families of children with cancer: welcome, emotional
assistance and support, financial assistance, massage therapy, hosting
and support in playrooms, socio-recreational activities, school life
services and end-of-life and bereavement follow-up services. Besides
its head office in Montreal, Leucan has eight regional offices.
For further information:
Senior Communications Adviser
514 731-3696 or 1 800 361-9643