Our fabulous young adult programs would not be possible without the help of our amazing supporters. Their devotion to CancerFightClub and Hope & Cope is priceless and we are forever grateful for their support.
Antony Proteau was an incredible young man. He was a vibrant soul with a contagious laugh, a passion for life and a love of sports. In June 2009, Antony was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Sadly, Antony passed away at the young age of 23. Antony’s close friends worked together to celebrate his life and continue his legacy. They established the Antony Proteau Fund to give back to the local community and donate proceeds to CancerFightClub. They hosted their first ball hockey tournament in 2012, an annual event that has grown substantially in the last several years, and host additional fundraisers such as winter classic galas.
At the young age of 27, François Sauro was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Today he is cancer free. After attending one of our CancerFightClub retreats in support of one of his friends, he was blown away by what the retreat offered and decided to focus his energies on our cause. With his background and passion for dance, he reached out the dance community in order to produce a dynamic dance show called Un pas pour la vie. This event, which features the best of the best in Montreal, raises funds for CancerFightClub.
When Anastasia (Daisy) Lappos’s husband was diagnosed with cancer years ago, she was inspired by the young women in Hope & Cope’s cancer support groups. She decided to raise money within the Greek community for our young adult program, and along with her friends, hosts an annual holiday party for young adults featuring home-made Greek food.
Inspired by a good friend who is living with advanced cancer, the members of Exit 22 wanted to give back to the young adult cancer community. What better way to do that then to do what they do best, perform! They hosted a very special concert fundraiser with all proceeds going to CancerFightClub.