It was with great enthusiasm that the CCAC welcomed the Olympic gold-medal winning short track speed skater at its offices in Montreal to accept a donation of $1000.00. François-Louis Tremblay generously chose our cause in honour of his courageous mother who survived colorectal cancer.

Francois-Louis Tremblay is an accomplished athlete who participated in the Winter Olympics in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Tremblay has won five Olympic medals, including two gold. However, what catches our attention is not the number of medals won, but his active lifestyle that makes him a role model for young and old alike. Having supported his mother in her fight against colorectal cancer, Francois-Louis Tremblay is well aware of the risks posed by the disease and ways to prevent it. Our meeting with the athlete was also an opportunity to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection, which can in turn prevent him from developing the disease.

Colorectal cancer is preventable through early detection!

Many thanks and good luck to the athlete in future competitions.