Essor Insurance donates $5,000 to the Fondation l'Actuel

    MONTREAL, June 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Essor Insurance, one of the leading
insurance brokerage firms in Quebec, made a $5,000 donation to the Fondation
    Indeed, on June 10, Ross Gagné, head of Essor Insurance's Marketing
Department, met with directors of the Fondation l'Actuel, at the clinic of the
same name, in Montréal, to hand them a cheque.
    Established in 2006, the Fondation l'Actuel seeks to ensure the wellbeing
of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sexually
transmitted and blood-borne infections as well as hepatitis. It has also made
it its mission to favour access to research, detection, treatment and care for
individuals with HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections,
and hepatitis, and to foster the prevention of these diseases among the
general population.
    With this donation, Essor Insurance was making good on a promise it had
made last April at the launch of a particularly daring billboard advertising
campaign. It may be recalled that the insurance firm had turned more than a
few heads with its billboards positioned along strategic roads throughout
Quebec. The ad shows a packaged condom in the form of a house, along with the
message: Protégez ce que vous avez de plus précieux (Protect your most
precious values), a concept that reminded consumers that condoms remain the
best form of protection against sexually transmitted and blood-borne
infections as well as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    "At Essor Insurance, we are pleased to join forces with the likes of Dr.
Réjean Thomas and his colleagues, who make a real difference in society by
helping people who not only need compassion and understanding but concrete
help," explains Ross Gagné, spokesperson for Essor Insurance.

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For further information:

For further information: Ross Gagné, Departmental Head, Marketing, (514)

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