The Leucan Experience raises $275,000 to celebrate the Association's 35th anniversary

MONTREAL, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Tonight, nearly 340 guests gathered for the Leucan Experience, the Association's glamorous annual benefit gala, which helped raise $275,000 for cancer-stricken children.

"The organizing committee, ambassadors and partners all worked very hard to deliver an event equal to the 35th anniversary of the Association. Mission accomplished! I was especially moved by the performance of Gregory, a young Leucan member, who, despite his disease and numerous treatments, has kept his passion for piano alive," said Mr. Alain Champagne, Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations, McKesson Canada and Honorary President of the Leucan Experience.

The brilliant host of the evening, Mr. Benoit Brière, was joined by an impressive number of public figures: Andréanne A. Malette; Sophie Beaudet; Mirianne Brûlée; Ariane Brunet; Steve Charbonneau; Isabelle Charest; Geneviève Déry; Nathalie Gascon; Bertrand Godin; Benoit Huot; Louise Lavoie; Xavier Morin-Lefort; Mahée Paiement; Dominic Paquet; Dominique Pétin; Jason Roy-Léveillée; Jacques Rougeau; Joey Scarpellino; Stefie Shock and Marie-Josée Tremblay.

The success of the Leucan Experience depends on the contribution of generous individuals. A big thank you to our Honorary President, Mr. Alain Champagne, and to our ambassadors: Mrs. Renée Larouche (Rio Tinto Alcan); Mr. Luc Bisaillon (RBC Royal Bank); Mr. Vincenzo Amodeo (Ristorante Da Vinci); Mr. Denis Boulais (Delhi-Solac Inc.); Mr. Angelo D'Amico (D'Amico Family Wealth Management Group of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.); Mr. Ronald Dahms (Optimum Talent, Mr. Christian Gauvin Wampole Inc. - Swiss laboratories); Mr. Daniel Gosselin (KPMG Canada); Mr. Geoffroy Guilbault (Spiegel Sohmer); and Mrs. Paule Labelle (Cava Rose). Leucan would also like to thank all partners, sponsors and donors, including McKesson Canada; Rio Tinto Alcan; RBC Royal Bank; Apotex; and SAQ. Together, they contribute to Leucan's mission of making cancer-stricken children and their families believe in a brighter future.

For 35 years, Leucan has been committed to helping cancer-stricken children and their families. In addition to its support to clinical research, the Association provides specific and personalized services to hundreds of families, thousands of members across Quebecemotional assistance and support, financial assistance, referral services, massage therapy, hosting and support in hospital's playrooms, socio-recreational activities, an awareness program in schools, end-of-life and bereavement follow-up, as well as the Leucan Information Centre. Apart from its head office in Montreal, Leucan has eight regional offices.

SOURCE: LEUCAN

For further information:

Guillaume Rivest
Communications, Marketing, Social Media Project Officer
Leucan
514-731-3696 or toll-free 1-800-361-9643, ext. 514
514-718-5988
guillaume.rivest@leucan.qc.ca

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