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Development of a New Wellness Center in Eastern Quebec

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Development of a New Wellness Center in Eastern Quebec
Year(s)
2014
Invested Amount
$300,000

Project

Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec

Construction of a wellness centre in Rimouski for anyone affected by cancer.

Description

Over the past 30 years L’Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec offers services that contribute to the well-being of people affected by cancer and of their loved ones. In light of the constantly growing number of patients it became necessary to build a wellness centre in premises that are more appropriate and better suited to the service offer. By making a financial contribution to the development of this wellness centre, the Foundation contributed to the well-being of those affected by cancer. Right now the new centre has reorganized several areas to receive hundreds of women and their loved ones: a multifunctional room (massage, visualization, small group workshops), an area for art therapy workshops as well as an outdoor terrace, called the Foundation’s Pink Space. The place and its name evoke a feeling of serenity and gentleness.

The new area makes it possible to offer support and coaching services in a calm and peaceful environment. Workshops are offered by qualified caregivers. This project is part of the second component of the Foundation’s mission, namely "support women affected by breast cancer and their loved ones, and promote their interests".

This centre meets the demands of the constantly growing number of people dealing with cancer in the regions of the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

To take advantage of wellness services offered by l’Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec: aceq.org/programme-mieux-etre/centre-mieux-etre 

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