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Cheering For the One Behind

Cheering for the one Behind

Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, of The Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Foundation, will be highlighting the importance of making a difference at 1 Million Cups Fargo on January 22. Join them at the Sanctuary Events Center at 9:15 a.m. 

 

Meet Monique and Jocelyne 

Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, founders of the The Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Foundation, both attended University of North Dakota and received their Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Master’s in Kinesiology. They have accomplished so much already in their hockey careers but they want everyone to know that they “are not done yet.” Jocelyne explains, “We want to be an example for moms everywhere that you can do it all. It certainly isn’t easy, but we know that women need to see more examples like themselves, young girls need to see women in positions of success in athletics and life.” 

 

About the Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Foundation

The idea of The Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Foundation was brought to life because of some encouraging words said by their good friend David Cohen. Monique and Jocelyne were convinced that a foundation was years away after their playing careers but David gave them the confidence they needed to start their foundation and create a difference in their local community. Their first donation was to the Grand Forks Foundation for education lunch fund. Jocelyne says, “We understand that families go through hardships and sometimes may need financial assistance. Kids should be able to go to school knowing they will get a hot lunch. We committed to funding warm lunches for families who qualify for reduced or free lunches for the 2019-2020 school year.” The Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Foundations’s mission is to make a difference by cheering for the one behind and to encourage others to do the same. Cheering for the one behind came about from their mom. Jocelyne explains, “Our mom used to tell us she was going to cheer for the one behind when she was in the dilemma of who to cheer for when we were competing in individual sports. That lesson has permeated into all aspects of our lives and we want to help cheer for kids who might not have the resources to reach their full potential or just need a helping hand. We truly believe that everyone has the capacity to make a difference in someone’s life and we want to encourage other people to cheer for the one behind.” 

 

Event Details

Monique and Jocelyne plan to talk about the importance of making a difference at 1 Million Cups Fargo on January 22. They think it’s important to speak at events like 1 Million Cups because they “want to use our voice, we want to share our story, and we want people to feel motivated to stand up for themselves and others.” 

1 Million Cups Fargo is located in the Fargo-Moorhead Area and takes place each Wednesday morning from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. If you would like to learn more about the Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Foundation visit their Facebook or Twitter. You can also follow Monique and Jocelyne on Instagram.  

 

Emily Avdem

Emily is a student at NDSU and a Content Creator for The Nice Center, the entrepreneurial department located within NDSU's College of Business.