$312,000 raised during the Leucan Experience

First row: Émilie Heymans,Guy Lefrançois, President of the Association, Renée Larouche, Manager, Donations, Sponsorships and Partnerships, Rio Tinto Alcan and Honorary President of the event, Benoit Brière, master of ceremonies, Annie Pelletier and Benoit Huot. Second row: Olivier Dion, Annie Villeneuve, Celebrity Patron of Leucan, Sophie Cadieux and Sandro Di Cori, Executive Director of Leucan. Third row: Benoit Saint-Amand, Andréanne Mallette and Natalie Choquette. (CNW Group/LEUCAN)

MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On November 8, 2012, over 350 guests were present for the Leucan Experience, a glamorous and unique Benefit Evening.

The Honorary President of the evening, Ms. Renée Larouche, Manager, Donations, Sponsorships and Partnerships Rio Tinto Alcan, is proud of the evening results. "The organizing committee and its generous ambassadors have joined their efforts to make this event live up to Leucan's mission, a cause that is close to my heart".

The Leucan Experience has allowed our guests to appreciate stunning performances as well as very touching testimonies. Mrs. Véronique Pellerin, one of the Association's cured child, performed a vibrant hymn to life, a message of hope for the Leucan children and their family.

Leucan has had the privilege of counting on the generous participation of Mr. Benoit Brière, master of ceremonies, Mrs. Annie Villeneuve, Celebrity Patron of Leucan, Mrs. Sophie Cadieux, Mrs. Natalie Choquette, Mr. Olivier Dion, Mrs. Andréanne Mallette, Mrs. Annie Pelletier as well as many Olympic and Paralympic athletes, such as Mrs. Martine Dugrenier, Mrs. Émilie Heymans, Mrs. Benoit Huot and Mrs. Benoit Saint-Amand.

The Leucan Experience was made possible thanks to numerous partners. The Association wishes to gratefully acknowledge those who were present, Mrs. Renée Larouche, the event's Honorary President as well as the ambassadors - M. Jack Altman (Bessner Gallay Kreisman); M. Luc Bisaillon (RBC Royal Bank); Mrs. Marie-France Courtemanche (Medisys); M. Angelo D'Amico D'Amico Family Wealth Management Group of the RBC Dominion Securities Inc.); Dr Galina Daneva (Galina Daneva, MD Medical Affairs Consultant); M. Daniel Gosselin (KPMG Canada);  M. Michel Hébert (Corporate Director and consultant); Mrs. Paule Labelle (Cava Rose); M. David Lemelin (Rogers Communications) Mme Marie-Josée Normand (IBM Canada - Health Sector) and M. Patrice Vachon (Fasken Martineau). Thank you to Rio Tinto Alcan, RBC Royal Bank, Rona, SAQ, Teva Canada and the Sheraton Center Montréal and our donors, sponsors and partners.

Leucan: A family history since 1978. In addition to its support to clinical research, the Association provides specific and tailored services to more than 3,300 families of cancer-stricken children: welcome, emotional assistance and support, financial assistance, massage therapy, hosting and support in playrooms, socio-recreational activities, school life services, end-of-life and bereavement follow-up, the Leucan Information Centre. Apart from its head office in Montreal, Leucan has eight regional offices.

Image with caption: "First row: Émilie Heymans,Guy Lefrançois, President of the Association, Renée Larouche, Manager, Donations, Sponsorships and Partnerships, Rio Tinto Alcan and Honorary President of the event, Benoit Brière, master of ceremonies, Annie Pelletier and Benoit Huot. Second row: Olivier Dion, Annie Villeneuve, Celebrity Patron of Leucan, Sophie Cadieux and Sandro Di Cori, Executive Director of Leucan. Third row: Benoit Saint-Amand, Andréanne Mallette and Natalie Choquette. (CNW Group/LEUCAN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121109_C6661_PHOTO_EN_20437.jpg

SOURCE: LEUCAN

For further information:

Guillaume Rivest
Project Manager, Marketing and Communications │ Leucan
514 731-3696 or 1 800 361-9643, ext. 514
guillaume.rivest@leucan.qc.ca