Helping conquer cancer one step at a time

By Matthew McCully

With so many gatherings and events cancelled for the coming months, many organizations that relied on summer fundraising opportunities will struggle this year.
In an effort to continue supporting the Canadian Cancer Society, local Raymonde L. Bremaud is planning to hold a 50km walk, an event she has organized since 1999. The only difference is this year, she will walk it alone.
The Record first introduced readers to Bremaud in July, 2016 to talk about her long distance walking travels, which brought her all over the world.
Bremaud has also been hosting a 50km walk in the area every year for two decades.
“With the pandemic we are living through, I am unable to do my usual door-to-door canvassing this year,” Bremaud said. “I have to do this walk by myself. Also, this year donations are even more important than usual as all of the Society’s big fundraisers (Daffodil Days, Relay for Life, etc.) have had to be cancelled,” she explained.
On Friday, May 29, Bremaud will set off on a 50km walk by herself to continue her annual fundraiser. Normally she is accompanied by several other participants.
“This year, due to extraordinary circumstances, I am simply trying to do my part to help the Society. Cancer research has always been close to my heart,” Bremaud explained on her fundraising website.
Anyone interested in supporting Bremaud’s fundraiser, called I have two feet…therefore I walk (j’ai deux pieds…alors je marche), can visit her fundraising page on the Canadian Cancer Society website at

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