Epiderma’s medical-aesthetic clinics, with their 30 establishments across Quebec, have once again demonstrated their commitment to a crucial cause: the fight against breast cancer. This is evidenced by their contribution to the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (QBCF), raising $13,380 during Pink October, the month dedicated to raising awareness about this disease.
A long-term commitment
Over the past 16 years, the combined efforts of the Epiderma clinics have gathered more than $112,480 to support research and aid for those affected by breast cancer. This achievement reflects the sustained commitment of the clinic staff, all united by a common goal: to promote the overall well-being and health of women.
Jacinthe Blais, President and Operations Manager at Medicart, highlights the importance of this partnership. For her, this approach naturally fits into the company’s mission to improve the well-being of Quebec women. The clinics donated $20 to the QBCF for each package sold in October, covering various services such as laser hair removal, cellulite treatments, body contouring, and microdermabrasion.
The profound impact of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation
For over 29 years, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation has been funding research projects, education and awareness programs, and providing essential community support. Karine-Iseult Ippersiel, President and CEO of the QBCF, expresses her gratitude for Medicart/Epiderma’s ongoing commitment, emphasizing the importance of these contributions in achieving the Foundation’s goals.
An ongoing battle against breast cancer
In Quebec, breast cancer remains a major concern: one in eight women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime, and about 7,000 new patients are diagnosed each year. The disease primarily affects women aged 50 to 69 but is also the most diagnosed cancer among women aged 30 to 49. Men are not immune either, with cases diagnosed and deaths related to this disease.
The actions carried out by the Epiderma clinics and their support for the QBCF are an exemplary demonstration of solidarity and community engagement. They show how coordinated initiatives can have a significant impact in the fight against breast cancer, offering hope and support to many people affected by this disease.
Photo (left to right): Photo (from left to right) of Marie-Pier Frenette, Vice President of Marketing for the Medicart / Epiderma network, Louise Levesque, Director of Communication and Marketing at QBCF, Gisèle Umurungi, Partnerships Advisor at QBCF, Élizabeth Duguay, Marketing Advisor for the Medicart / Epiderma network, Karine-Iseult Ippersiel, President and CEO at QBCF, Catherine Bourdon, Community Initiatives Manager at QBCF.