Leucan – My Friend Needs My Help

Leucan – My Friend Needs My Help

Quebec, October, 2012 – the 2012 Leucan campaign Ma copine est malade officially starts this week in elementary schools across the province.

This awareness and financing campaign solicits Quebec elementary schools in order to make children walk around with a Leucan piggy bank around their neck. The campaign mainly serves to collect donations on Halloween night, but it also serves to inform the population and youth about what certain families with children with cancer go through.

The piggy bank Halloween campaign is on Halloween (31st October), but Leucan dedicates the whole month of October to promoting awareness in schools.

Did you know that in 2001, the Leucan Vie scolaire service was created? A child losing his hair is often left aside or rejected by his friends in school, which in turn affects the parents and family.

The Leucan Vie scolaire service is a program to accompany a child through his school integration, and this gives support to the parents.

The children making this genture of solidarity by wearing the red Leucan piggy bank during Halloween underlines the support to kids diagnosed with cancer and their battle ahead.

Join all the little monsters and witches who will knock at your door on Halloween night with this red piggy bank hanging around their neck. Be generous, donate.

We also invite you to take advantage of this campaign to initiate an empty-pocket day in your office, or home.

Collect from change from coworkers, friends, family members and make a donation to Leucan. All the money collected will be offered to families with children diagnosed with cancer to offer services adapted to their needs.

Leucan Quebec (covering the Capital’s regions, Chaudière-Appalaches, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie/Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and Côte-Nord) is one of the eight Leucan regional offices, an association created in 1978.

In addition to supporting clinical research, it also offers distinct and adapted services to 670 families with children diagnosed with cancer in the region: greeting, emotional and accompanying support, financial help, massage therapy, animation and help in game centres, sociorecreational activities, Vie Scolaire, End of life, and mourning follow-up.

www.leucan.qc.ca

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