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A major gift of $112,000 to ensure ongoing support for people with cancer in the Outaouais region

July 15, 2022

Following the closing, in December 2021, and the liquidation of the assets of Gatineau’s Centre CARMEN, 3 organizations from the region, one of them being the Quebec Cancer Foundation, each received $112,000 to continue providing support to people with cancer and chronic diseases.

Centre CARMEN was a family-oriented organization offering complementary therapy services, at no cost, to people coping with cancer and chronic diseases in the Gatineau region and support services for their loved ones since 2004.

In honour of its long-established relationship with the Foundation, as well as our shared objectives in terms of the well-being of people with cancer and of their loved ones, Centre CARMEN and its Board of Directors decided to split the net assets of the charitable entity – which totalled $336,000 – between 3 trusted organizations:

  • the Quebec Cancer Foundation, supporting Quebecers living with cancer and their loved ones;
  • the Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie, a centre focused on providing services to persons in palliative care and their loved ones;
  • the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, which offers support to persons facing this disease.

People affected and their loved ones will continue to benefit from proximity support services, adapted to their needs and offered in their region.

Despite the regrettable closure of Centre CARMEN, we are thrilled to have their trust to sustain support and complementary services to persons facing cancer and their loved ones in the Outaouais region, ” stated Marco Décelles, General Manager of the Quebec Cancer Foundation.

People with cancer will benefit from services as art-therapy or massage therapy as they used to at Centre CARMEN. They will also be able to access additional services from the Foundation’s regional centre in Gatineau or online.

Steeve Michaud, Director, Outaouais Regional Centre and Lodge, emphasizes:

The Foundation is present to help people from the Outaouais region on a daily basis. We are deeply grateful for the financial support from Centre CARMEN, offering us the opportunity to develop yet more new programs and enhance the existing services.”

We offer our most heartfelt thanks to Centre CARMEN and its dedicated team for their trust and their generous gift of $112,000, which will allow us to help yet more Quebecers facing cancer in the Outaouais region.