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The Canadian Cancer Society’s Paws for Hope: a walk-a-thon in which each step “pays”

12 August 2014

Montreal -

In September, more than 600 dogs and 1,200 masters and their friends are expected to participate in the Canadian Cancer Society’s four Paws for Hope fundraising walk-a-thons, which like man’s loyal companion, can “fetch: each step participants take fetches money to save more lives.

Chihuahua, Bichon, Saint-Bernard? No matter the size of your dog’s paws, the pooch accompanies you everywhere. So, dogs and their masters of all ages are invited to walk in a family-oriented and convivial atmosphere to help fight against cancer. The event will be followed or preceded by a picnic and there’ll also be entertainment as well as booths for canine health and training at the venue.

To participate, each walker must collect donations before the event on behalf of their dog and turn up on D-Day (rain or shine) to walk a few kilometres in good company. The minimum suggested collection is $100 per animal. Those who would like to walk a second dog will have to raise an additional $50 at least.

Dogs and their masters can participate in the Paws for Hope event by registering online at pawsforhope.ca or by contacting one of the CCS’s regional offices below:

City Where When Information
Drummondville Woodyatt Park September 6 Éric Julien
ejulien@quebec.cancer.ca
819 478-3261
Saguenay Rivière-du-Moulin Park September 13 Meggie Gonthie
mgonthier@quebec.cancer.ca
418 543-2222
Laval Centre de la nature September 14 Arianne Courville
acourville@quebec.cancer.ca
450 ou 1 888 668-1013
Mirabel Bois de Belle-Rivière Regional Parl September 28 Dominic Brisson
dbrisson@quebec.cancer.ca
450 436-2691

The Paws for Hope walk-a-thon is sponsored on a provincial level by Mondou. In 10 years, nearly $200,000 has been raised for the CCS through this partnership.

Together, let’s save more lives!

The money raised Paws for Hope walk-a-thons will enable the CCS to:

  • fund research projects (70 research teams are currently funded in the province)
  • invest more in prevention and advocate for laws that protect public health
  • help and inform tens of thousands of Quebecers

With the support of 300,000 donors annually and 30,000 volunteers, the CCS is the cancer charity in Quebec that has the greatest potential to save more lives. Every day, some 370 Quebecers turn to the organization. So, the CCS is doing everything to raise the global cancer survival rate from 63% at present to 80% by 2030. Let’s save more lives. Visit cancer.ca or call 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