RONA presents $401,000 to the Fondation Charles-Bruneau for a cancer-free childhood

For the 9th consecutive year, the organization took part in the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau to benefit the Fondation Charles-Bruneau

Thanks to the engagement of RONA employees, vendor partners, and affiliated dealers, it was possible to raise this amount in support of pediatric cancer research in Québec


Boucherville, QC, July 5, 2024 – RONA inc., one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers operating and servicing some 425 corporate and affiliated stores, donated $401,000 to the Fondation Charles-Bruneau as many of its employees participated in the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau, which took place from June 29 to July 5, 2024. For its ninth participation in the Tour, RONA was able to count on a team of 51 cyclists who collectively covered almost 5,000 km, in addition to seeking donations in their respective networks to help provide a healthy future for children in Québec.

“I’m extremely proud to see our teams’ commitment to this cause and the incredible work of the cyclists representing RONA. Congratulations to all and, above all, thank you for your involvement. This initiative is particularly heartfelt because it comes directly from our employees who, year after year, engage to bring hope to children with cancer in Québec and their families,” said J.P. Towner, President and CEO of RONA inc.

Amélie Savoie, Vice-President, Merchandising at RONA inc., and member of the RONA cycling team for the past 3 years, raised the most funds once again this year. “I’m delighted to be here today to see the fruits of our efforts over the last few months. It’s exciting to see that together, beyond the miles we cover, we can make a difference. Every year, our engagement not only helps children with cancer, but also ensures that the Fondation Charles-Bruneau’s mission will continue by inspiring the next generation. In fact, I’d like to point out that 20% of our cyclists are new initiates,” she declared at the Tour’s finish line.

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About RONA inc.

RONA inc. is one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers and is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec. The RONA inc. network operates or services some 425 corporate and affiliated dealer stores under the RONA+, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, and Dick’s Lumber banners. With a long and rich history, RONA inc. has supported Canadians in their home improvement and construction projects since 1939. To achieve this, the company relies on a team of 21,000 employees, to whom it strives to provide an inclusive workplace where everyone is invited to contribute. RONA inc. is one of the Montréal region’s Top Employers since 2021. As a result of its ongoing efforts in sustainable development, the company is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. To learn more about the company, visit the website

About the Fondation Charles-Bruneau

Since its inception in 1990, the mission of the Charles-Bruneau Foundation has been to give all children with cancer the best possible chance of recovery. Following investments of more than $44 million, specialized Charles-Bruneau units have been set up at the four university hospitals in Quebec that treat children with cancer: CHU Sainte-Justine, the Montreal Children's Hospital, CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS and CHU de Québec-Université Laval. With the financial commitments announced in 2021, the investments in research will total $55 million since the foundation’s creation, making it the leading funder of pediatric hemato-oncology research in Quebec.