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France Desharnais

France DesharnaisFrance Desharnais, of Montreal, is a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants and a business development executive with Ernst & Young. Her involvement with the Canadian Cancer Society began in 2007 as a member of the Quebec Division’s performance assurance committee. Since then, France served as treasurer of the division’s board and is now its chair-elect.

“I am passionate about fighting cancer after losing my dad to mesothelioma. As a volunteer, I will do whatever I can to help fight all forms of cancers. The Canadian Cancer Society is my cancer charity of choice and I am pleased to serve on its national board.”



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