A team of employees, RONA affiliated dealers and vendor partners raised funds for pediatric cancer research in Québec. Since 2015, the company has donated more than $4.1 million to this foundation to help build a healthy future for all children with cancer in Québec.
RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating or servicing some 425 corporate and affiliated stores under different banners headquartered in Boucherville, in Québec, proudly donated nearly $420,000 to the Fondation Charles-Bruneau at the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau cycling event happening from July 1 to July 7. The 59 cyclists of the RONA team, who cycled between 50 km and 600 km each, worked hard in their communities to collect donations. Over the past eight years, the RONA teams have raised more than $4.1 million for the Foundation through fundraising campaigns and corporate donations.
“The mobilization of the entire RONA team for this cause is impressive and remains as energizing year after year. Giving children with cancer the best chance of recovery by funding research and development projects in pediatric oncology is important to us,” said Mélanie Lussier, Senior Director, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development at RONA. “I’d also like to congratulate my colleague Amélie Savoie, Vice-President, Merchandising, on her ‘Yellow Jersey’ award, presented to the person with the most funds raised. Well done and thank you to everyone who participated!”
“Funding important research projects in pediatric oncohematology inevitably requires the involvement of valuable partners like RONA. These past eight years are a testament to their support for all children with cancer in Québec,” says Rébecca Dumont, Executive Director of the Fondation Charles-Bruneau. “The cyclists of the RONA team have once again demonstrated their strong commitment to the cause through their various solicitations and fundraising activities. Thank you heading towards a cancer-free childhood with us!”