The Granada Theatre hosted the 16th edition of the volunteer gala of the CHUS Foundation Tuesday night. An opportunity to thank those people who, graciously giving their time, allow to achieve great things.
In recent years, the Foundation has invested more than $ 45 million in medical equipment in addition to contributing to the expansion of the CHUS Research Centre among others.
This year, the prestigious John Besre ended up in the hands of Dany Lachance, former president of the board that involves volunteer with the Foundation for 15 years.
“It takes my heart really. We always say we do not do it for recognition, but because we believe in the cause. I know people who have received the award before me and when you give it to me is that puts me in the same line in some way and it is a great pride especially when viewed Jean Besré profile who was recognized for his time and dedication, “says Dany Lachance, she says jokingly that during his five years on the Foundation Board of the bar, she spent more time with the Director General Charles Auger with his spouse.
His involvement is in the thousands of hours, but she never saw this as a workload, especially if it finds the fruit of his efforts.
“The treatment room was redone in radiation oncology with the money of the Foundation. Before it was so small, people were glued to each other. I could see the impact of changes when I accompanied a friend in her treatments. My father also receives care, I know it is good and the space is perfect. I benefit from what we did in the past, for myself I will be operated by a unit funded by the gourmet dinner of the Foundation, “she explains.
The route Marie-Josee Gaudette has meanwhile started there ten years.
“I wanted to get involved as volunteers for a cause, but I did not know where. I saw a television commercial about the Foundation golf tournament and I took it as a sign. I immediately had a crush, “she says.
She wanted a career change to the organization of events. The Foundation gave him the opportunity to volunteer at the start and used thereafter. Today, he is given the heart Grand Prix.
“I’m really surprised they chose me. It touches me that they thought of me for this honor. It really is a cause that ultimately benefit us all one day my mother will have surgery soon open heart. Our goal is to improve services, “she says.
The nurse at Larivée Line Research Center and the orthopedist François Cabana receive the “Volunteer Hospital” mention. For them, their involvement makes sense every day in the workplace.
“When you work in the hospital, we see what use this money,” Ms. Larivée tip which is involved in employee theater company CHUS for 15 years.
“The first reaction, and I think it’s the same for everyone, that’s why me? I think there are people who deserve it more than me. It is certain that it’s been a velvet balm on all the work we did and it encourages us to continue in the same vein, “said Dr. François Cabana.