This year’s 18th Edition of the walk, hosted by The Yamaska Valley Optimist Club, on Sunday, October 6, will start at 9:30 a.m. sharp and finish from the Brome Lake Community Center .

On-site registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and can also be done online at: www.bmpfoundation.ca. You can download and print pledge forms as well as create your fundraising page. Forms are also available at: Le Panier Champêtre, Royal LePage Au Sommet (Knowlton), Nettoyeur Houle, Jean Coutu Pharmacy (Cowansville) and Bromont Medical Clinic.

Over the past seventeen years, $864,625 has been raised and the goal for 2019 is to raise $135,375 to reach the sum of $1 million.

Funds raised by this year’s walk will finance three devices:

• the Myosure device specially developed for the removal of intrauterine tissues;

• the Novasure which allows the removal of the endometrium by radio frequency emission;

• the Thunderbeat device allowing a total hysterectomy by laparoscopy using ultrasound to coagulate and cut the tissues.

Once again, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club (YVOC), the Julie Coderre Jean Coutu Pharmacy (Cowansville), the McGale-Charpentier-Côté team of the National Bank Financial and the BMP Hospital Foundation are joining forces.

This walk will be co-chaired by Ms. Louise Penny, author of best-selling novels and Dr. Christine Cadrin, gynecologist at the BMP Hospital. Walk organizers are Johanne Coiteux, Louise Gélinas and Lucy Davis, president of the YVOC.

Participate with family, friends and dogs. Businesses, clubs and groups of friends are invited to form teams. A minimum of $25 is required to participate. Breakfast and a small BBQ lunch are offered to all walkers and runners. In order to limit the use of single-use plastic, all participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles. Water stations will be available on the course. For more information or if you wish to volunteer, please contact Louise Gélinas at 450-243-5317.