Trois-Rivieres, QC – When Dumoulin Competition launched the seventh season of the “Race Against Cancer” fundraiser, the team did not expect that all records would be broken in 2022. Our goal was to reach $100,000 in total donations to the Quebec Cancer Foundation. The call to action was answered by people, companies and organizations who have believed in our program from the beginning and we raised a record amount of $24,144 for the year, for a grand total of $116,041 over the seven seasons (2016-2022).
“An impressive amount has been raised over the years, a great achievement for all who contributed,” said Jean-Francois and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. “When we first got involved, we had no idea that it would grow to this size and that so many people would join us in our cause. To see that all of us working towards a common goal, with donations of all kinds, have exceeded our goal. Thank you all for your generosity.”
The cause hits close to home for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series race team.
“Again, this year, our team has lost friends, Jean Beauchesne and Claudette Renaud,” continued the Dumoulin brothers. “Others are currently facing cancer, like Bernard Pilon, another member of our team. We know intimately how difficult it is to live through those losses! These people and their loved ones all need support to live with this monstrous disease.”
Individual donations were made, either directly on the platform or by signing the trunk lids of Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin’s cars at races and promotional events. Organized fundraising activities also took place this year.
On March 24, the seventh edition of “The Race Against Cancer” was launched during a Cocktail Hour meeting, organized by Guy Brousseau, a long-time friend of the Dumoulin family, at Les Contrebandiers restaurant in Trois-Rivieres. A total of $3,200 was raised.
The employees of Groupe Somavrac have been raising funds since 2016. This year, they contributed $5,000 to the cause.
A partnership was developed with K-DOGS to provide meals in the infield at Edmonton International Raceway on July 23. K-DOGS generously provided meals in exchange for a donation. NASCAR Pinty’s Series teams and track employees participated, raising a total of $2,200.
On August 23, Dumoulin Competition threw the ceremonial first pitch at an Aigles de Trois-Rivières baseball game and the team raised $820 from the fans.
And on October 15, the third edition of the “La Classique des 6 heures de Silverstone”, a virtual enduro organized by Sylvain Bernier and his partners, was run. Twenty-five teams, with a total of 60 drivers, took to the virtual Silverstone track. The event was a success beyond all expectations, with participants, partners and spectators raising a total of $4,500.
Luce Girard, Director, Regional Centre and Hosting for the Mauricie, underlined the generosity of Dumoulin Competition and those who join the movement each year.
“Over the past seven years, their commitment, creativity and involvement have raised over $110,000 for Quebecers affected by cancer,” said Girard. “Thanks to their contribution, the Quebec Cancer Foundation continues its mission to offer support, care and comfort to thousands of people and their loved ones whose lives are affected by cancer.”
One in two Quebecers will face cancer. We are here to support them.
- From Dumoulin Competition