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1 The Camille-Marcoux Foundation and its representatives

2 Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Basse-Côte-Nord

3 The Commission scolaire du Littoral

4 His Story Forty years ago, Camille Marcoux, first physician on the Lower North Shore, died in the helicopter-ambulance, on his way to Blanc-Sablon. The aircraft crashed on September 13, 1973 off shore of Rivière Saint-Augustin, killing on board the doctor, his wife Claudette, nurse Diane Dupuis and pilot Steve Power. Born in 1930 in Sholiaban, near Tête-à-la-Baleine, Camille Marcoux stood out at an early age by his abilities in school. At the age of nine, he left the Lower North Shore to pursue his studies in Rimouski.

5 By the end of his classical studies, he began studying medicine at Laval University. He completed his internships at the hospital in Trois-Rivières and at Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Hospital in Sherbrooke, before heading to work in Blanc-Sablon for 15 years. He was the only doctor, at that time, in the hospital in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Known for his dedication to the Lower North Shore and his contribution to development of the region, Dr. Camille Marcoux’s friends and relatives have set up a foundation in his honor in 1973 in Blanc-Sablon to promote education and student learning in the Lower North Shore. Today, a ferry that runs Matane-Baie-Comeau-Godbout and a primary school in Sept-Iles, among others, bare his name. His Story

6 The Mission The primary objective of the Foundation is to develop education and social health on the Lower North Shore. More precisely, its mission is to: support the development of human resources on the Lower North Shore by awarding, on an annual basis, scholarship grants in recognition of educational excellence; support the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Basse-Côte-Nord in its projects aimed at improving services to users.

7 Major Projects The campaign is geared around two main goals, purchasing medical equipment and granting study bursaries: The purchase of a bone density scanner for the department of radiology. This machine measures bone density and allows medical staff to assess if a patient suffers from osteoporosis or is at-risk of suffering from it. In addition, the purchase of a portable ultrasound for the emergency department of the health center. This equipment allows the doctors to quickly identify many health problems. Lastly, 10% of the money raised will be dedicated to the Foundation’s study bursary program.

8 New Project The Camille-Marcoux Foundation is officially launching its major financing campaign in order to raise $100 000 over a period of two years.

9 Mobilizing all of the Lower North Shore’s population I n order for this campaign to be a success, the mobilization of all of the Lower North Shore population is necessary. A campaign committee was formed with members from each community. They will organize different fundraising activities in the coming months.

10 5 000 $ for the CSL

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