France 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.”
This research saved my life and my sister’s life. Without it, stomach cancer would have wiped out most of our family.
Together we can reduce the burden of cancer
Last year, we only had the resources available to fund 40% of high-priority research projects. Imagine the impact we could have if we were able to fund 100%.