This May 22, over 500 guests from the business, health and arts communities got together for the Jovia (Dr Clown) annual benefit evening, which raised $380,000 to support therapeutic clown programs.
Martin Deschênes, Chairman of the Partnership Boards and Assurance Partner at the Montréal office, co-chaired the organization’s fundraising campaign again this year.
Our partner, Martin Deschênes, was very proud of this evening’s success. The honorary chair of the campaign was Claude Sirois, Co-Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President, Quebec at Ivanhoé Cambridge (on his right). Joël Legendre (on his left) emceed the event brilliantly.
Jovia’s mission is to contribute to improving the quality of life of hospital patients through its two therapeutic clown programs that combine complicity, playfulness and imagination. Jovia aims to integrate therapeutic clowns into the treatment plans of Canadian health care facilities. The therapeutic clowns work with two different clienteles: Dr Clown for children in pediatric hospitals and in specialized centres (rehabilitation and palliative care) via its Dr Clown programs, and La belle visite, for seniors who are no longer independent and living in residence or long-term care facilities (CHSLD).
For more information about this organization, visit www.jovia.ca.
19 Jun 2014 | Written by :