Financial assistance to fight cancer better

07 November 2011

Montreal -

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) are joining forces again to fight cancer by renewing and strengthening their partnership forged in 2009.

DFS will continue to support the CCS by contributing, over the next two years, a percentage of the annual premiums for each new contract issued. What is new this year is that this will include each active GetWell Insurance policy.

Since signing this agreement, DFS has contributed more than $53,000 to the CCS, which has used these funds to financially support dozens of people living with cancer in Quebec.

Fighting cancer without financial problems


Cancer treatment can take a long time. During this period, there is a decrease in income and an increase in expenditure due to treatment-related costs. “It’s a harsh reality for people living with cancer who have to conserve all their energy to continue their fight. We have different solutions to offer them, so that, in a certain way, they can have the peace of mind to gather their strength for healing,” explains Theresa Boily, Marketing Director at Desjardins Financial Security.

Together, to fight cancer better


“People living with cancer should not have to fight for anything other than their recovery. This agreement will ease the financial burden that many of them face. We are therefore very happy to join forces with Desjardins Financial Security, a committed partner, which, in addition to its generous contribution, is involved in various annual benefit events,” says Alain Deschamps, Director of Operations at the Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division.

About the Canadian Cancer Society


The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to prevent cancer, save lives, and support people living with the disease. To learn more about cancer, please visit our website cancer.ca or call our free and bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

André Beaulieu

Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations

Canadian Cancer Society

Quebec Division

Phone: (514) 393-3444