Saanich’s Kinetic Construction recently surprised employee Rick L’Ecuyer with a donation of more than $26

Saanich company honours employee with BC Cancer donation

Rick L’Ecuyer, who was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer, received the emotional surprise at a company fundraising golf tournament.

Saanich’s Kinetic Construction recently surprised an employee with a donation of more than $26,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation in his honour. Rick L’Ecuyer, who was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer, received the emotional surprise at a company fundraising golf tournament.

“It was really heartwarming and touching – I’m very honoured,” L’Ecuyer said.

The donation was announced by Kinetic President and CEO Bill Gyles at the annual golf fundraiser where employee donations are matched by the company.

The $26,926.48 donation (including $6,000 from subcontractor Power Test, Inc.) to the BC Cancer Foundation will support the Patient Care Fund at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre.

L’Ecuyer, who still works regularly in between chemotherapy sessions, said he appreciates the care he’s received at the Centre and the support he’s received on many fronts.

“I’ve been given tremendous support from my wife Shelley, family, and everyone at Kinetic,” he said. “And the staff and volunteers at the BC Cancer Agency are like family to me – I’m always in amazing company.”

 

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