Newsletter, March 8, 2019
Being a woman should never stand in the way of happiness, success or health. Some diseases, however, mainly affect women. This is the case with Lupus, which affects nine times more women than men; depression, which affects twice as many women; and breast cancer, which will affect one out of eight women in her lifetime.
At the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, we are proud to support programs and initiatives that offer the best possible care to women suffering from these diseases. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are also pleased to to support research projects in these fields, right here in Montreal.
On International Women’s Day, we invite you to take a moment to learn how your donations impact the lives of women in our community.
Life with Lupus: learning to manage the unexpected
Wendy was only 21 when the symptoms first started: arthritis, fatigue, high fevers and inflammation of her kidneys.
‟Through all that, it was reassuring to know that I had access to the best possible care. The team from the Lupus Clinic would stop at nothing to help me. I’ve made tremendous progress through the years. I’ve learned to accept that the disease is not going away. Today I know that every day is a blessing, that’s why I’m fundraising and I’m giving back.” Read her story
Breast cancer: giving women a part of themselves back
Being diagnosed with breast cancer turns your life upside down and then it begins: treatment, surgery and the many other daily challenges that come with trying to erase the traces of the disease. At the Montreal General Hospital, the plastic surgery team helps hundreds of women every year by performing breast reconstruction surgery so they can regain a part of themselves and some comfort. Learn more
Scotia Bank’s Charity Challenge: Support the MGH’s Lupus Clinic!
On April 27, 2019, the Montreal General Hospital’s Lupus Clinic’s team will walk and run to support its world-class research and clinical work. You can join them by participating in this event or support them by making a donation online. Once again this year, the MGH Foundation will match the funds raised! Learn more and register
Pharmaprix AIMEZ.VOUS. Course pour les Femmes
On June 15, 2019, join more than 1,000 women, men and children who will run or walk to support the Montreal General Hospital’s programs aimed at helping women suffering from depression, anxiety or borderline personality disorder. Learn more and register