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    Third edition of "On saute à votre place" raises $48 000 !

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    The third annual “ON SAUTE À VOTRE PLACE” event, organized by Nicolet owner pharmacist Judith Savoie, was held yesterday, Sunday, June 14, at École de parachutisme VOLTIGE 2001 in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes.

    Fundraising in tough times can be an uphill battle, but the organizer’s efforts more than paid off when she handed $48,000 over to Opération Enfant Soleil (OES).

    The event has raised $158,300 on behalf of the organization in just three years.

    This year’s event included 14 participants who had to raise at least $1,000 and skydive from 13,500 feet to sponsor a sick child.

    The Familiprix head office was represented by Marketing vice president André Rhéaume, who took the leap for Justine, a 5-year-old suffering from Kawasaki syndrome (heart disease).

    Like many other children, Justine has access to the medical care and equipment OES offers at Centre mère-enfant Soleil thanks to a number of generous donors.

    Kudos to Judith, the participants, École de parachutisme, and the countless corporate and individual donors that made this event such a resounding success.

    See you next year!