The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is proud to announce Lynne Rosychuk, our Board President and co-founder has been named the National Honouree in the 2019 Women of Worth award program sponsored by L’Oréal Paris Canada.
Rosychuk was one of the 10 honourees selected from hundreds of nominations and chosen for her work addressing a crucial community need and her passion in the area of family violence support. As an honouree, she joined esteemed alumnae of Canadian women who find beauty in giving back. Rosychuk has received $20,000 to support her charitable work and an all-expense paid trip for two to Toronto to attend a star-studded awards gala held March 8th, hosted by L’Oréal Paris, where she was officially recognized as the National Honouree.
Rosychuk was emotional when asked about this honour, “Thank you L’Oréal Paris Canada. To everyone who has supported the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation, thank you. This belongs to you too. I know in my heart Jessica is smiling down on us.”
Rosychuk is a passionate advocate for family violence supports following her daughter’s tragic murder at the hands of her common-law partner in 2009. Since 2012, she and a core group of volunteers have continued to raise funds to build a safe house to support those impacted by family violence in the Sturgeon region.
In September of 2018, the JMMF broke ground on Jessie’s House, a first stage emergency shelter, which is expected to begin sheltering individuals and families in 2020. A campaign to raise $1 million by January 2020 is currently underway to complete, furnish and operate the house for three years.
Janice Isberg, Executive Director
Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation