Newsletter, November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday — the importance of giving during the Holiday Season

Over the past few years, the #GivingTuesday movement has built up momentum in Canada. In the immediate wake of Black Friday and Cyber Monday — both of them chances to take advantage of substantial discounts and start shopping for the holiday — Giving Tuesday highlights the work of charities.

On November 28, people are encouraged to think about the causes they care about and donate money or time to charities.

We are pleased to be part of Giving Tuesday, and invite you to start your Holiday Season countdown by giving a gift to life through a donation to Code Life: The Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

As you will see in this newsletter, the donations we receive have a real impact on the lives of numerous patients and their families, and help us provide vital support for vital care.

Thank you for your support — enjoy the newsletter!

Jean-Guy Gourdeau
President & CEO

Vital Support

Max PaciorettyMax Pacioretty Visits the MGH

The Captain of our beloved Montreal Canadiens, paid a visit to the Montreal General Hospital to inaugurate the construction site that will host the new High Performance Magnetic Resonance Imagine Machine (MRI). The MRI purchased in part thanks to the Max Pacioretty Foundation will serve the Traumatic Brain Injury Centre, a world leader in research and treatment of concussions. Read more


Vital Care

Annie-ClaudeTestimonial: Annie-Claude’s Victory

In 2012, Annie-Claude was in a major car accident that almost sawed her in half and left her with multiple and severe injuries. Five years later, she’s finally getting to the end of her medical journey. “I was a bubbly young woman, full of ambition and dreams. I was a university student and I worked in a bank. I had lots of projects, and no idea that it could all stop in a split second.” Read more


Inauguration of the IBD CentreNew IBD Centre

On November 14, 2017, the MUHC IBD Centre was inaugurated at the Montreal General Hospital. The Centre is unique in the province serving as a multidisciplinary platform for the delivery of care to IBD patients. All IBD specialists work on the same floor, encouraging tighter collaboration between them. For patients, it means facilitated access to doctors, dieticians, clinical and research nurses along with support staff. Read more



Soirée en or$1.9M for Lung, Esophageal & Stomach Cancers

On November 4th, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Cedars Cancer Foundation joined forces to co-host the first edition of the Soirée en or Gala, at La Gare Viger, benefiting the Program for Innovative Therapeutics in Chest and Esophago-Gastric Cancers. The inaugural black tie event, which attracted over 375 guests, raised $1.9M for the improvement of care and treatments for patients afflicted by these devastating cancers. Read more