Arthritis talk at Westmount High features Perron

Former Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup winning  head coach Jean Perron was at Westmount High School   on March 15 to speak to students on behalf of The Arthritis Society – Quebec Division. With one out of eight adults living with this disease and one out of 1,000 children living with juvenile arthritis, more than 232,000 Montreal residents and 1.1 million Quebecers and their families are affected. In order to help The Arthritis Society provide essential services to people with this disease and medical research to progress more quickly, Mr. Perron has agreed to act as one of the organization’s new spokespersons. He will talk to students about the connections between sports and arthritis and answer questions about his exciting career. Joining Mr. Perron at the presentation was 19-year-old Simone Cavanaugh, a graduate of FACE High School, who spoke about her nine-year experience with juvenile arthritis (JA).