Quebec City, Quebec, August 23, 2017 — To commemorate the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA's) 150th anniversary in the city where it was founded, delegates and participants at its annual meeting have donated school supplies to help over 150 students as they begin the school year.
The supplies were provided this morning by new CMA president, Dr. Laurent Marcoux, to the Fondation Petits bonheurs d'école, an organization that lends a hand to elementary school students in Quebec who are less fortunate.
"We know that education is a key determinant of health, and ensuring that kids succeed in school is paramount to their future health and well-being," explains Dr. Marcoux. "It was therefore a natural cause for us to embrace and we're so pleased to support this organization - Quebec City has been good to us and we wanted to collectively give back."
To commemorate our 150th anniversary, the CMA has a year-long program that includes an interactive timeline showcasing the organization's history, a series of '150 in Focus' videos and an anniversary celebration planned in October.
To learn more about the CMA's celebrations for its 150th anniversary, please visit www.cma.ca/150. To find out how you can help the Fondation Petits bonheurs d'école, please visit www.petitsbonheursdecole.com.