Canada Post Community Foundation for Children grants $18k to YACCNovember 1, 2013
Monique Dumesnil and Jerry Oliver from the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children came to the Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) office Friday afternoon to present a cheque for $18,100 as a part of this year’s program.
“This grant will make it easier for young adults dealing with cancer across Canada to access our Survivor Conference and Retreat Yourself programs,” said Geoff Eaton, founder and executive director, YACC. “Isolation is the number one issue reported after diagnosis, and external research determined our face-to-face programs have a measurable impact on feelings of hope, quality of life, and sense of community. We are honoured that the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is on board with our mandate, and are extremely thankful for its support as we continue to offer these cost-free programs for the young Canadians who need them.”
“The broad range of our recipients this year reflects the reach of the Foundation and Canada Post,” said Deepak Chopra, President and CEO, Canada Post and Chairman of the Canada Post Community Foundation. “We want to help deliver a brighter future for these recipients and the lives they benefit, and we are grateful to our employees and the Canadians whose efforts and donations make these grants possible. Young Adult Cancer Canada is a deserving grant recipient.”
Thank you to Monique and Jerry for coming by to learn more about YACC and to tell us more about the foundation; and to young adult cancer survivor and Retreat Yourself Nova Scotia 2013 alumna Candice Broomfield for accepting the cheque on our behalf.