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For Immediate Release, September 13, 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The 12th edition of the FL Fuller Landau Dragon Boat Race & Festival, in support of the Cedars Cancer Foundation CanSupport program, took place Saturday at Parc Père-Marquette in Lachine and saw over 1,000 participants and spectators attend. Mother Nature was on the paddlers’ side this year and the sun was shining for the event that raised over $500,000 and counting… thanks to the support of thousands of individual donations.
The paddlers’ village was buzzing with enthusiasm as teams took part in two qualifying races before lunch and a final race in the afternoon. However, winning on the water wasn’t the only goal, as each boat strove to outdo each other’s fundraising totals, with top teams raising over $54,000 in support of the Cedars Cancer Foundation at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Alexia Calvillo, wife of legendary Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo, and Alexandre Despatie, Cedar’s spokesperson and 4-time World Champion and Olympic Medallist were on site to meet with the public. In addition, Andréanne Morin, 3-time Olympian and Lizanne Murphy 2-time Olympian were also present for the festivities.
Funds raised will be donated to the Cedars CanSupport program, which provides psychological, practical, and humanitarian assistance, as well as support services for cancer patients at the McGill University Health Centre.
Founded in 2006, the Dragon Boat Race & Festival began with six boats and $12,000 raised, and has grown to an event of over 30 boats with over $5.5 million raised to date. Accounting firm FL Fuller Landau celebrated this year their 10th anniversary as title sponsor of the festival, and they also pride themselves on being active participants.
ABOUT THE CEDARS CANCER FOUNDATION
Since its inception in 1966, The Cedars Cancer Foundation has raised over $50 million in much-needed funds to purchase state-of-the-art diagnostic oncology equipment, improve facilities for treatment and care of cancer patients. Cedars CanSupport offers cancer patients and their families’ free psycho-social, practical and humanitarian assistance. In partnership with the Cancer Care Mission of the MUHC, a comprehensive cancer centre in Quebec that cares for patients and their families from childhood through adulthood, Cedars has relied on the dedication, commitment and generosity of Quebecers to help provide the best care possible for patients and their families of all ages battling this terrible disease. www.cedars.ca
ABOUT FL FULLER LANDAU
FL Fuller Landau LLP is a full-service chartered professional accounting and business advisory firm. The team at FL Fuller Landau are a blend of young, dynamic partners and seasoned consultants working to improve the net worth of current and future clients. Praised by Canadian Business Magazine and Maclean’s Magazine for its service offering and work environment, FL Fuller Landau provides a full range of financial services. The firm, founded in 1963, has more than 100 employees and is guided by its eight core principles: excellence, confidence, innovation, passion, leadership, creativity, team spirit, and empathy. FL Fuller Landau LLP is a founding member of the Leading Edge Alliance (www.leadingedgealliance.com), an international network of independently owned professional accounting and consulting firms. To learn more about FL Fuller Landau LLP, please visit www.flmontreal.com.
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