A great volunteer honored
The great volunteer Richard Caron can add another prize of implication to his collection. The Canadian Cancer Society presented him with the inspiring Volunteer Leadership Award Tuesday.
The IMPACT Awards recognize the remarkable generosity and commitment of all volunteers, who strive to excel in advancing the mission of the organization. From coast to coast, the work of more than 100 volunteers was highlighted. It was primarily for his involvement as a Director of Relay For Life that Mr. Caron was honored.
“It’s a nice surprise and I’m thrilled to be one of those people, but at the same time when we talk about Relay For Life there are a lot of committed people who make my life easier,” he says.
Relay For Life last year raised $ 238,000.
“It makes a difference in cancer research,” says Caron. Through all the Relays we did, we gave more than $ 5 million to the CHUS. ”
The cancer has touched people close to Mr. Caron and that’s why he decided to get involved.
“We had a vice-president of minor hockey in Fleurimont who had lung cancer,” he says. He has unfortunately died. That’s when I decided to do something and met people for Relay For Life. ”
Mr. Caron dreams of going from 70 to 150 teams for the next Relay For Life.