SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 3, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Together with employees, community partners, and the support of Robert Dumas and Sun Life Financial Quebec, McKesson Canada is pleased to announce they've raised $92,800 for Leucan in support of children living with cancer across Quebec.
On June 3 at its head office in Saint-Laurent, Québec, McKesson Canada held its sixth annual Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, presented by PROXIM supporting Leucan. For this year's edition, McKesson Canada invited key partner Robert Dumas, President of Sun Life Financial Québec, and his employees to participate in the Challenge.
The Leucan Shaved Head Challenge is a fundraiser where participants "put a price on their heads" and invite friends, colleagues, and loved ones to donate as they shave their heads in support of Leucan.
"Today was a good hair day at McKesson Canada. The success of this fundraiser is a true testament to the commitment of our team members to go above and beyond to help those in our communities in need of support," said Alain Champagne, President, McKesson Canada. "We're incredibly proud that our team members committed to this effort and shaved their heads, both in support of Leucan and in solidarity with children battling this disease across the province."
McKesson Canada held other head-shaving events at its offices in Markham and Mississauga, Ontario.
A total of 20 McKesson Canada employees shaved their heads to support Leucan in Québec and other childhood cancer charities across Canada.
"Last year, I had the privilege of being the honorary chair for The Leucan Experience Gala and was inspired by the fighting spirit of the many young people and their families," said Robert Dumas, President, Sun Life Financial, Quebec. "I then made a commitment to Alain Champagne that I'd participate in this year's Shaved Head Challenge! I've kept my promise. I'm very proud that the young spokespeople have inspired our team and that we're on board for the 2016 edition."
McKesson Canada and its retail banner pharmacy PROXIM have been supporters of Leucan since 2010. Collectively, the companies have contributed over $700,000 to help Leucan's important work.
About McKesson Canada
Founded over 100 years ago, our company is dedicated to the delivery of vital medication, medical supplies and the development of information technologies that enable the health industry to offer patients better and safer care. Our solutions enable pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions to reach out to the millions of patients they treat daily, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.
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 Centre. With its many offices, Leucan is present throughout Quebec.
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $891 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
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Image with caption: "Alain Champagne, President of McKesson Canada, Robert Dumas, President of Sun Life Financial Quebec, employees, partners and supporters raise $92,800 for Leucan in support of children fighting cancer in Quebec. (CNW Group/MCKESSON CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160603_C4643_PHOTO_EN_705752.jpg
For further information: Media Contact: Elizabeth Huart, Public Affairs, McKesson Canada, 514-832-2587, [email protected]