Québec City – Ocean Group, a well-established player in the Quebec and Canadian marine industry, officially launches its RESPIRE fundraising campaign. Funds raised will be donated directly to the Fondation du CHU de Québec to renew the stock of neonatal critical care ventilators at the Centre mère-enfant Soleil of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, which is currently in desperate need.
Gordon Bain, Founder and Chairman of the Board, and Jacques Tanguay, President and CEO, invite the city of Québec business community to attend a cocktail reception at the Hôtel Monsieur Jean in the heart of Old Québec on September 21st.
“The respirator stock at the Centre mère-enfant Soleil de Québec needs to be renewed, and since the cause of sick children is particularly close to our hearts, it was only natural for us to become more closely involved,” says Gordon Bain.
“We celebrated our 50th anniversary in the past year, and we are taking this opportunity to repeat the experience of raising significant funds to give back to our community,” emphasizes Jacques Tanguay.
It should be remembered that in 2012, Ocean Group organized a fundraising event that saw more than fifteen respirators donated to the neonatal unit of the Centre mère-enfant at CHU de Québec-Université Laval. This major event raised a considerable sum of $260,000.
“We are delighted to be associated once again with the Fondation du CHU de Québec as a partner, and in doing so to play a tangible role helping children recover,” specified Gordon Bain.
“The Fondation du CHU de Québec is delighted to count Ocean Group among its loyal partners who support us with fundraising events such as these. Together, we can make a significant difference to the health of local people, right from birth,” declares Marie-Claude Paré, President and CEO of the Fondation du CHU de Québec.
To take part in the event and contribute to the well-being of hundreds of children, the business community and anyone else wishing to contribute are invited to purchase tickets for the event, which promises to be unforgettable or to make a donation in the amount of their choice by going directly to the online donation platform.