MONTREAL, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Coalition Priorité Cancer au
Québec is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Serge Dion to
the presidency of its Patients and Survivors Committee. He succeeds Mr.
Benoit Bisson, who passed away last April.
"I am proud to have been chosen by my colleagues to chair the Patients
and Survivors Committee. Our committee plays an important role within
the Coalition because it's the mouthpiece of those that we defend,"
explains Mr. Dion, who also adds, "and this mouthpiece is the voice
that will resonate louder and stronger publicly so that patients,
survivors and caregivers play integral roles in the decision making
processes within the organisation and the delivery of cancer care and
Mr. Dion is a survivor of urological cancer and lives in the Outaouais
In recent years, he has worked on several cases that deal with the fight
against cancer in Québec. He became involved in the Coalition, first as
a member of the Patients and Survivors Committee and then, since 2012,
as the Chair of the organizational committee for the National
Conference to Defeat Cancer.
Mr. Dion plans to head a daring program. Specifically it will include a
tour of Québec regions to reach out to patients, survivors and
caregivers, as well as health care professionals and community
stakeholders in order to understand their needs and to reveal openly
the challenges they face. The committee hopes to recruit new members
and to create a network of regional respondents, in collaboration with
already existing organizations.
The Committee's new president invites patients and survivors who wish to
get involved more actively in the fight against cancer to contact him
through the Coalition's email: email@example.com
The Coalition and its Patients and Survivors Committee intend to
continue to give a strong voice to individuals affected by cancer.
The Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec wishes Mr. Dion good luck on
this new role and thanks Ms. Nicole Giroux for having been the acting
chair of the Committee for over a year. Ms. Giroux remains a member of
About the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec
Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec was founded in 2001 to protect, support and give a voice to people
affected by cancer (patients, survivors, informal caregivers, their
families and their loved ones, as well as cancer-related community
organizations and health professionals) and to help organize the fight
Because of the contribution of these organizations and members, the
Coalition's membership represents close to 1.5 million people:
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