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Madeleine Sauvé

A passionate and compassionate leader, mentor, volunteer.

Madeleine is probably best known as a staunch advocate for the rights and needs of those who require palliative care, not only in her role as Client Services Coordinator for Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers but also as a Warmhearts volunteer.  From securing donations of food and gifts to ensure that a family can spend one last happy Christmas together, to providing direct support in grief recovery, Madeleine is there in the time of greatest need.  Madeleine is also the volunteer Area Governor for Toastmasters in Greater Sudbury and has mentored many women to help them find their voice.  She is also a long-time volunteer with the Canadian Diabetes Association, making numerous presentations and advocating for making the best possible medical support affordable for all. She also served on the Education Committee of the Alzheimer’s Society and organized their annual Awareness Dinner and Walk for Memories.  Her many contributions to the Canadian Red Cross include volunteering for Disaster Services.  Madeline also served as the Vice-Chair of the Elder Abuse Committee and worked with other community agencies to raise awareness about this issue.  As a member of the Harley Owners Group Madeleine was instrumental in starting the Ride to Remember for Palliative Care and coordinated many activities specifically for women who ride motorcycles. In all her activities Madeleine mentors and inspires others to give support wherever it is needed.

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