Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation

Who we are

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation remains hopeful that it will accomplish even more, so that fewer and fewer people will die from this disease.

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is a registered charitable organization established in 1994 on the initiative of Pam McLernon. Its original name was the Montreal Breast Cancer Foundation. Initially, the Foundation’s objectives were to provide assistance to women with breast cancer and to support medical research on the disease. Our mission still encompasses those original goals, but has gradually expanded to include activities focused on breast health awareness and education.

 Since its inception, the Foundation, which became the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in 2003, has experienced remarkable growth, thanks to generous donations from its partners and the public. Today, we are proud to fund major research projects in Quebec, while continuing to encourage Quebecers to adopt healthy lifestyles, and to support thousands of breast cancer sufferers in their struggle with the disease.

Since 1994, we have invested more than $23 million in research, education and awareness, and support programs. Thanks to the sustained generosity of people like you, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation remains hopeful that it will accomplish even more, so that fewer and fewer people will die from this disease.

How We Use Your Donations

Thanks to your donations, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is able to make investments and deliver services connected to all three parts of its mission.

Research funding

The projects funded by the Foundation cover several internationally recognized research specializations:
• Cancer biology
• Etiology (causes)
• Prevention
• Screening, diagnosis, prognosis
• Treatment
• Oncopsychology (living with cancer)
• Development of scientific models

Grants are awarded to research projects based on merit, as determined by a rigorous and objective peer-review process.

Support for women with breast cancer

• Referral, talk and information helpline (trilingual service)
• Financial assistance in partnership with the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation
• Contribution toward the creation of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation Lymphedema Support Centre
• Yoga and art-therapy classes in Montreal, Laval and Quebec City
• Support for dragon-boat crews made up of breast cancer survivors
• Support 2.0: virtual community
• Information on sex, relationships and intimacy during and after cancer

Breast health promotion through education and awareness

• Province-wide awareness campaign to promote good breast-health habits
• One-hour presentations in workplaces and schools, given by a specialist nurse or a breast cancer survivor

For more information, please visit our website at www.rubanrose.org

Thank you for your support.

Conducted By

In Support Of

Canadian Cancer Society
Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation

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