Happy New Year 2023 for the Savoie committee

Happy New Year 2023 for the Savoie committee
Happy New Year 2023 for the Savoie committee

Following its general assembly, the Savoie committee of the League Against Cancer takes stock of the year 2023, but also on the various actions that will be carried out during the year, to support patients and caregivers .

On April 25, the Savoie committee of the League Against Cancer held its general meeting in Bassens. “2023 will have been a really active year for our committee, and we are proud to have been able to achieve and exceed all of the objectives that we had set for ourselves”, smiles Paul Truong, chairman of the committee. Particularly with regard to the development of tobacco-free spaces. “The objective was to have at least 100, there are now 124 in 29 municipalities and the more time passes, the more they develop”says Paul Truong.

Increase services

Over the past year, the Savoyard committee participated in, or organized numerous events around screening and public awareness of the disease (pink October, the colon tour, etc.), while organizing collection times for helping research, one of the fundamental missions of the League against Cancer. In 2023, the Savoie committee collected around 430,000 euros thanks to donations and legacies from across the department. “Our ambition is to increase and improve the services we offer, such as support for patients and caregivers, support actions, adapted physical activities, psychological support… Moreover, we have noticed recently that there were more and more requests for financial aid”, explains the president. Among the highlights, the year will once again be marked by the organization of Relay for Life, in La Motte-Servolex. A very important event in terms of symbolism since volunteers, caregivers and sick or former sick people take turns walking or running for 24 hours. 48,000 euros were collected last year, making it possible to finance the support offered by the association to patients and their loved ones.

Renew volunteers

With around 4,200 volunteers in the region, the Savoie committee is not yet too impacted by the slow erosion of volunteering in current society, even if there is still a need for renewal. Particularly for people who are responsible for collecting donations to finance research. “It is often veterans who take care of this task, and it is difficult to find people to replace them”concludes Paul Truong.

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