Research is more than just the sum total of studies and discoveries made within the cold confines of a laboratory. It’s also the renewed smile of a relieved parent who learns that her daughter is in remission. It’s the shrinking of a tumour in the body of an 8-year-old boy, the hope all young patients share, and the promise of a healthy future for all Québec children. See for yourself.

Stories of children and their loved ones

Stéphanie Vigneau

Cured of acute lymphoblastic leukemia 

I do not usually talk about myself in public, but seeing Charlie's testimony inspired me to write to you.
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Stories of children and their loved ones

Julie Plante

Maya's mom and CIBC employee 

"Finding out that my daughter had cancer was the worst moment of my life. When Maya was in daycare, her teachers noticed that she seemed tired, and worried she may have depression. Then one morning, we found lumps under Maya’s arms. We immediately booked a doctor’s appointment."

Stories of children and their loved ones

Sandra Bois, Megane's mom

A story of a mom who is exhausted and who wishes wholeheartedly that her daughter makes it through. 

On 4 October 2017, after passing a battery of blood tests at the doctor's office, the diagnosis falls .... LEUKEMIA.

Stories of children and their loved ones

Benoit St-Amand

Para-Olympian, cured of osteosarcoma. 

At the age of 15, being told that I had bone cancer, that I had a high risk of losing my leg and that my life was in danger, was not the "birthday gift" I had hoped for.

Stories of children and their loved ones

Félix-Antoine Robert

Cancer survivor 

"To share our story is to keep hope." I have often heard my mother say that sentence when I was in treatment, and it was only many years later that I understood the whole meaning.

Stories of children and their loved ones

Camille Rochon

Cured of acute lymphoblastic leukemia 

In August of 2003, at the age of 10, Summer was in full swing and all the kids were busy running outside and enjoying the break as I'm about to go through the biggest challenge of my life. Because it was in August 2003 that I received the diagnosis that scares so many people, I had cancer...

Stories of children and their loved ones

Raphaëlle Forget


April 28, 2008, I was diagnosed with a blood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) when I thought I was in good health at the top of my 11 years of age.

Stories of participants and supporters

Marie-Chantal Dumont

Cyclist on the Gatineau 2-Day Trek for Solidarity 

I was lucky to have healthy children, and that's really why I get involved in the Tour CIBC Charles Bruneau. I get emotional when I think about how I would hope for people to step up to help if it were my kids who were sick.

Stories of children and their loved ones

Mélissa Maltais

Events Coordinator at the Fondation Charles-Bruneau 

Mother's Day made perfect sense on March 4, 2011 when I first became a mom. This immense privilege, I did not think I could live it one day. At the age of 4, I had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At the time, the chances of recovery were only 35%. However, I was part of this small group of children who would overcome the disease, but with what side-effects?

Stories of participants and supporters

Laurence Veillette

Intern at the 2017 Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau 

"My internship at the Fondation Charles-Bruneau was much more than academic learning, but a great experience. I evolved through a team of passionate and talented people for a cause that is close to my heart."

Stories of participants and supporters

Maryse Desmarais


"I have been a Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau volunteer for the Fondation Charles-Bruneau for six years now. I am a home educator and in 2007 I kept the little Laurence. She was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor (kidney cancer) at the age of 3. This news changed my life, but it also allowed me to bond with her and her family forever."

Stories of researchers

Michel Duval, MD

Researcher and hematologist-oncologist at the CHU Saint-Justine 

“For me, research is the only hope of one day curing them all without complications.”

Stories of participants and supporters

Claudine Chalifour


“For me, the month of July is not only synonymous with summer and vacations; July is when the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau is held. The excitement that comes with seeing the other volunteers with whom we form a family for a week, and the knowledge that we’ll have fun, share a few laughs and emotion-filled moments.”

Stories of participants and supporters

Mylène Paquette

Spokesperson for the Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau 

“I know all too well the terrible reality faced by these little patients and their families. In the hope of successfully changing this reality, I never hesitated to support the Fondation Charles-Bruneau.”

Stories of children and their loved ones

Renée Delisle

Mother of Elizabeth, in remission following treatment for infant leukemia 

“My girl spent her first two Christmases and birthdays in the hospital. It was research that saved her. Research and science are key to saving the most lives possible.”

Stories of children and their loved ones

Chantal Aubry

Mother of Éloïse, in remission following treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia 

“From diagnosis to cure, [organizations like the Fondation Charles-Bruneau] play a huge part in the lives of parents dealing with a sick child.”

Stories of participants and supporters

Alexandre Guillemette

National Account Executive - OUTFRONT 

“The Foundation team has allowed us to live a very touching and rewarding experience during our visit at the Charles-Bruneau Cancer Center. We met real fighters, superheroes, but also a dedicated staff, full of compassion and empathy. “

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