Walkers with their dogs walked a few kilometers through the streets of Amos to raise money for the Maison du Bouleau Blanc.
The Un coeur sur pattes walk had a record edition on Sunday in Amos.
The activity raised $32,000 for the benefit of the Maison du Bouleau Blanc in Amos, namely almost double the $16,750 raised during the last edition in 2019.
“It's always a bit demanding to volunteer at through the work, but when you see the amount at the end, it's a great pride. »
— Julie Guertin, member of the organizing committee
In all, around 75 dogs walked with more than 125 participants of all ages in the streets of Amos for this 5th edition.
Julie Guertin, member of the organizing committee of the Un coeur sur pattes walk.
The generosity of people, but also the addition of parallel activities have made it possible to raise this record sum, according to Julie Guertin.
There are people who have joined us . We have been microchipping with the Pile-Poil veterinary clinic for a few years. This year, the Kawaii grooming salon graciously offered us a nail clipping day. And DFA Photographe offered a photo shoot last week, to help us raise money too, she says.
Francine Gélinas-Hudon, administrative assistant at the Maison du Bouleau Blanc.
For the palliative care home in Amos, this is an important boost. It needs the community's financial support to carry out its mission.
Basically, the house lives through the community and the generosity of people. The beds are subsidized, but we know that salaries are a big part of the budget. So, it helps us a lot, all these activities. For the house, it is very important, assures Francine Gélinas-Hudon, administrative assistant at the Maison du Bouleau Blanc in Amos.