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
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
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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