In October, our collection will be dedicated to the Arthritis Society of Canada.
Sophie Légaré, our Housekeeping Manager, chose the Arthritis Society of Canada for the monthly fundraising from our Green Program. Sophie is particularly sensitive to this cause and explains why: ‘I chose this cause because my mother has suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis for 27 years. Thanks to the Arthritis Society of Canada, which covered the cost of treatment, my mother participated in trial treatments (as a guinea pig) REMICADE. Without these treatments, she would have been in a wheelchair and completely immobile for 25 years. I would like today to be able to collect a nice sum of money so that other people can benefit from their support in turn. I also have a very close friend who is only 47 years old, and who is no longer part of active life because of this same disease. It is a disease that is very painful for the person who has it. It immobilizes and in fact impacts all members of the family. It is relatively unknown and even children can be affected.’
Throughout the month of October, we invite guests who stay at the hotel to contribute to our collection by refusing housekeeping. For each refusal, the hotel Le Saint-Sulpice collects $5/day.
Since June, the hotel has launched the Green Program, which aims to promote all actions of sustainable and social development. Both through the financial support of organizations, but also in the daily management of the hotel: in waste management, energy saving, choice of suppliers, recycling…
The Mission of The Arthritis Society of Canada
The fire of arthritis scorches the lives of six million of our loved ones, friends and neighbours. It is Canada’s most common chronic condition, yet it rarely gets the attention it deserves. That’s why the Arthritis Society is on a mission to change the conversation and let the world know it’s not “just” arthritis.
Fortunately, we’re fueled by a community of generous, loyal supporters who share our commitment to fighting the fire of arthritis with the fire of research, innovation, advocacy, and information and support.
We are a national charity with local impact. Your donations make a difference for people living with arthritis in every province. Thank you!
Arthritis is Canada’s most common chronic disease, scorching the lives of approximately 1.25 million people in Quebec. The Arthritis Society is committed to helping all Canadians fight the fire of arthritis with research, advocacy, innovation and information and support.
Donor support enables us to invest in research to better understand, diagnose and treat arthritis, with a goal to one day extinguish it for good. We advocate to all levels of government on the most pressing issues affecting people with arthritis, their families and caregivers. Drawing on the expertise of healthcare professionals, our information, resources and tools provide trusted, patient-centric information to thousands of people from Quebec.
To learn more: https:/arthritis.ca/
Discover the beautiful testimony of Sandra suffering from arthritis at 58 years old and who today is a postwoman despite the disease.
We thank you in advance for your generous contribution!