$270,000 raised for cancer-stricken children thanks to The Leucan Experience

MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Tonight, 440 guests gathered for The Leucan Experience, a one-of-a-kind gastronomic benefit evening to support cancer-stricken children. Sold out for several weeks now, this popular corporate event raised $270,000 to help Leucan pursue its front-line role in support of children with cancer.

Isabelle Racicot hosted this evening with great emotion. The menu was created under the theme "the flavours of our childhood" by guest chef Jonathan Garnier, chef and co-owner of La Guilde Culinaire (Cooking School | Boutique | Catering). The wines served with the courses were carefully selected by Élyse Lambert, MS, Best Sommelier of Canada 2015. Leucan extends its warmest thanks to the three of them.

The Leucan Experience could not be as successful without the support of the following individuals: the evening's Honorary President, Mr. Robert Dumas, President, Sun Life Financial,Quebec; the Chairman of the Ambassador Committee, Mr. Luc Bisaillon, General Manager, National Client Group, RBC Royal Bank; and our ambassadors: Mr. Alain Belcourt (RBC Royal Bank); Mrs. Virginie Bronsard (CN); Mr. Alain Champagne (McKesson Canada); Mrs. Céline Charron (Illico Hodes); Mr. Angelo D'Amico (D'Amico Family Wealth Management Group of RBC Dominion Securities); Mrs. Renée Larouche (Rio Tinto Alcan); Mrs. Lise Morissat (Stageline Group); Mr. Xavier Paillat (Van Houtte / Keurig Canada coffee services); Mrs. Catherine Privé (Alia Consulting); and Mrs. Paule Labelle (Cava Rose). Leucan would also like to thank all its partners, sponsors and donors, namely: Druide Informatique, Éditions Gladius, Sun Life Financial Quebec, Hematology-Oncology from CHU Sainte-Justine, McKesson Canada, Optimé International, PWC, RBC Royal Bank, RBC Dominion Securities, Solotech, Spa Ovarium and Teva Canada Limited.

About Leucan
For more than 35 years, Leucan has been supporting cancer-stricken children and their families from the day of diagnosis through every stage of the disease. As a loyal ally of hundreds of families and thousands of members across Quebec, the Association provides specific and personalized services delivered by a qualified team with a cutting edge expertise. Leucan also funds clinical research and the Leucan Information Center. With its many offices, Leucan is present throughout Quebec.



For further information: Guillaume Rivest, Adviser, Communications and Social Media, Leucan, 514 731-3696, ext. 203, guillaume.rivest@leucan.qc.ca


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