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Victoria Plouffe honoured as 2018 L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth
Victoria Plouffe, Executive Director of Beads of Courage Canada, was chosen by L'Oréal Paris as one of the 2018 Women of Worth. This recognition is for her work with Beads of Courage – Canada.
The Women of Worth program honours Canadian women who selflessly volunteer their time to serve and improve the lives of those in need. Selected from an impressive pool of public nominations, each Honouree was chosen by an esteemed judging panel based on the impact of the cause she’s championed and innovation she has demonstrated to benefit those less fortunate.
On International Woman's Day, 10 Women of Worth Honourees celebrated and were awarded $110,000 in charitable grants at a star-studded Awards Gala in Toronto hosted by award-winning actress and L'Oréal Paris spokesperson, Helen Mirren. See the inspirational stories of all the nominees at womenofworth.ca.
About Beads of Courage
Beads of Courage is a not-for-profit organization in the US and Canada that is dedicated to caring for children coping with serious illness, their families and clinicians by helping them to RECORD, TELL and OWN their story of COURAGE through beads. Beads of Courage helps support children facing major surgeries, difficult procedures and long hospital stays away from the comfort of home and their loved ones. A simple bead can go a long way to encourage and honour a child’s fight for life.
Beads of Courage was developed in 2004 when Jean Baruch inspired from her experiences as a camp nurse at one of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camps. Jean developed and piloted the Beads of Courage Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital in 2004. Beads of Courage CANADA began with the support and leadership of Executive Director, Victoria Plouffe, and launched its first program in January 2012.
How you can help
Each Beads of Courage Program is funded by generous donors and sponsors. Program Sponsorship and donations supports the initial launch of the Beads of Courage Program along with the vital maintenance of the program as children are treated for many years when coping with a cancer or other serious illness.
If you would like to help contact: