November 18, 2016 15:49 ET
MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2016) -
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On November 15th, 2016, (National Philanthropy Day), the Défi Canderel was honored with an "Award of Excellence" in the Outstanding Corporation Category by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The AFP is the world's most prestigious fundraising organization. Every year it recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals, foundations, corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers, and fundraising professionals. The keynote speaker was Pierre Bruneau (Anchor of TVA News); other distinguished guests who took home "2016 Excellence Awards" included Jean Coutu, John A. Rae, Lucie Rémillard, and Joan Ivory. Jonathan Wener, Chairman of Canderel, spoke movingly about how the Défi was born out of his wife, Susan's, personal experience of twice surviving cancer, and of the desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of others battling this disease by raising money for cancer research. The award ceremony took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (1255, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal).
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Canderel Wins Philanthropy Award. Credit photo: AFP Quebec