BLAINVILLE, January 12, 2016 - On December 21 2015, the employees and management of Blainville’s Duchesnay, a Quebec-based pharmaceutical company dedicated to the health and quality of life of the pregnant woman and her unborn child, displayed exceptional generosity by offering a $10,000 donation to Moisson Laurentides during their 2015 Food Drive.
Duchesnay has donated over $30,000 to Moisson Laurentides in the past five years. An energetic and creative employee committee ensures that corporate fundraising activities are deployed throughout the year. Moisson Laurentides provides support to over 21,700 people each month, 36.5% of which are children.
"We are very proud to support this cause and to make a small gesture that makes all the difference for the families and children who benefit from it," says Carole Boyer, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Communications at Duchesnay. "Supporting local organizations is important for Duchesnay, it is part of our corporate values, which also promote integrity, transparency and excellence." concludes Ms. Boyer.
Quebec-based Duchesnay, manufactures Diclectin® indicated for the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy as well as Pregivit® and PregVit Folic 5® prenatal vitamins. Throughout the year, Duchesnay contributes to various research initiatives, in addition to training and awareness activities to improve the health of women and that of their unborn children during pregnancy and lactation. Among the organizations supported are: the OLO Foundation, the Association de spina bifida et d’hydrocéphalie du Québec and the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario.
Duchesnay Inc. is a Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to improve the health and quality of life of pregnant women by working at advancing maternal-fetal medicine to reduce the risk of birth defects and by developing safe and effective pharmacological solutions for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. For more information, visit http://www.duchesnay.com/en/.
About Moisson Laurentides
Moisson Laurentides is first and foremost a food bank. Its role is to solicit and collect food, in the Laurentians territory, to redistribute to approximately 79 accredited local agencies in the eight Laurentians and Lanaudière MRCs. These organizations and food banks, in turn, ensure to provide food and supplies to families in their community who are in need. For information, visit www.moissonlaurentides.org.
From left to right, members of the organizing committee of the Food Drive at Duchesnay – Manon Decelles, Elizabeth Deveault, Marie-Pier La Haye-Renaud, Ginette Brosseau, Karine Tardif and Danny Martel – accompanied by Annie Bélanger, Moisson Laurentides’ general manager.