The Leucan Experience raises $314,600 for cancer-stricken children!

MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - On November 3rd, 440 guests have taken part in the Leucan Experience, a benefit evening for Leucan, the Association for children with cancer.

Under the Honorary Presidency of Mr. Luc Bisaillon, Vice-President, Commercial Financial Services at RBC Royal Bank, more than $314,600 was raised for the Association. "The organizing committee and its representatives have devoted all their creative energy to put together a classic, unforgettable, unrivalled, and emotionally-filled Californian Beach Club event - the very symbol of Leucan's children," says Mr. Bisaillon.

In fact, several of Leucan's children participated in the evening celebrations by taking the stage and explaining, in their own personal way, some of the services rendered by the Association. Available at the hospital, at home and in schools, Leucan provides unique and tailored services to over 3,300 families of cancer-stricken children: welcome, emotional assistance and support services; financial assistance; massage therapy services; hosting and support services in playrooms; socio-recreational activities; school life services; and end-of-life and bereavement follow-up services. Leucan is also the primary funder of clinical research in the province of Québec, which provides cancer-stricken children with cutting-edge treatments leading to higher healing rates.

At the Leucan Experience, guests enjoyed stunning acrobatics and magical feats performed by Productions Haut-Vol and numerous other circus artists. Guests also had the chance to be the very first ones to see Karkwa's new music video entitled "28 jours". This was an unforgettable and extraordinary experience for 10 of Leucan's children who participated in the shooting of this video, whose message generates hope and courage. A message which represents Leucan's mission to have cancer-stricken children and their families believe in a brighter future.

The success of the Leucan Experience relies on a great number of collaborators. The Association warmly thanks all people in attendance, and more particularly the team of Complexe Arsenal and Mr. Luc Bisaillon, our Honorary President. We also extend our thanks to: Mr. Richard Legendre (Montréal Impact and Saputo Stadium), Mr. Gerry Frappier (RDS) and all the representatives - Mr. Jack Altman (Bessner Gallay Kreisman); Me Yannick Crack (Therrien Couture); Mr. Angelo D'Amico (Groupe D'Amico, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Professional Wealth Management); Mr. Daniel Gosselin (KPMG Canada); Mr. Michel Hébert (Corporate Director and Consultant); Mrs. Paule Labelle (Cava Rose); and Mrs. Julie Lessard (BCF). Thanks to RBC Royal Bank, Action-Page Inc., Rio Tinto Alcan, SAQ, Teva Canada, and to all our contributors, sponsors, and many partners.

Leucan has been a family history since 1978. In addition to its head office located in Montréal, Leucan has eight regional offices.


For further information:

Source and information:

Sophie Darsigny
Communications and Marketing Adviser, Leucan
514-731-3696 or 1-800-361-9643, ext. 219

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