The Quebec Cerebral Palsy Association and Lina Bouthillette Share $20,000 Thanks to Desjardins General Insurance

    LEVIS, QC, Aug. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins General Insurance (DGI) is
pleased to provide the Quebec Cerebral Palsy Association as well as the first
winner of the "Win for a Good Cause" contest, Lina Bouthillette each with
    Through this contest, DGI will award a total of $50,000 in prizes,
$25,000 of which is to be provided to non-profit organizations chosen by the
    Ms. Bouthillette had no hesitation when it came to choosing a charity
because her grandson has cerebral palsy. She explains, "I am touched that
Desjardins General Insurance is giving this money to the Quebec Cerebral Palsy
Association because I am aware of the importance this organization plays in
the quality of life of people who live with this handicap and in that of their
    Each year, the Quebec Cerebral Palsy Association helps more than 1,200
parents and members, thanks to the support of some one hundred devoted
volunteers. Specifically, the Association assists in social integration of
persons with cerebral palsy, in promoting and defending their rights and in
making the population aware of their situation.
    For François Duchesne, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales Support at
DGI, the contest seemed an indispensable opportunity to help out and give back
to the community, "By supporting charities, DGI encourages the growth of
several causes at the same. We are proud that values such as social commitment
and giving to others are what drive our activities," he affirms.
    Those wishing to take part in the contest have until November 30, 2009 to
register and are encouraged to go to the website, for further details.

    About Desjardins General Insurance

    Top P&C insurer in Quebec, the Desjardins General Insurance (DGI) banner
( is a subsidiary of Desjardins General
Insurance Group (DGIG), a Desjardins Group component. As part of the largest
network of agents in Quebec, DGI sells home and auto insurance products to
individuals and small businesses.

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