By Louis,

Doc Talk: Dr Geneviève Bernard

Dre Genevieve Bernard

When did you first realize you wanted to be a doctor? When I was in cégep, my grandmother had a heart attack and my parents weren’t able to answer my questions about it.  That’s when I realized I was interested in the “why” and “how” when it came to health problems in general. If you hadn’t gone into medicine, what other career would you have chosen As a teenager, I considered going into fashion but quickly realized that artistic endeavours were more of a hobby than a real career for me. If I hadn’t gone into medicine, I would have become …

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Special announcement for our donors

Renee Vezina

As you know, our Vice-Chair and Executive Committee member, Kathy Nakashima, has been acting as Interim President during our search for a new Foundation president.  I am happy to announce that the search is over.  Starting October 16, Renée Vézina will be the President of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Renée brings 30 years of experience as a real estate executive.  The winner of multiple awards, she has been named one of the top 8 most influential women in real estate and has also been recognized for mentoring young women in Quebec’s business sector. Renée’s devotion to helping children goes …

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By Louis,

176 transfusions later – A father tells his story


Gabriel Bellefleur, a patient at the Children’s, recently received his 176th blood transfusion; his father looks back on the family’s journey at the Children’s It was November 2003. My wife, Pascale, had been bedridden at home for several weeks because of complications with her pregnancy. But this time she’d been admitted to the hospital because things weren’t going according to plan. “Don’t worry,” I told her. “Once we’re home, everything will be fine and it’ll all be over.” The night she gave birth, I rushed over the hospital. “Congratulations,” the doctor told me, “you have a healthy baby boy!” HEALTHY—that’s what the …

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The Eh! Gala – P.K. at his best!


In a festive atmosphere, P.K. Subban held his annual fundraising gala for the P.K. Subban Foundation on August 30th. The “Eh! Gala” took place at the Montreal Science Centre and raised $354,791.  In attendance were 250 donors and friends, as well as families who benefitted from his foundation. Under the theme of Canada (an homage to the country’s 150th anniversary), guests were welcomed by a V.I.P. cocktail and enjoyed sensational performances by Stephen Voyce and Rosary Spence, music by DJ Yo-C, auctions, and the premiere of a music video, "Unspoken.” inspired by the Montreal Children’s Hospital families.  The video features a …

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Appointment of new members of the board of directors of the MUHC


Joint Statement by the Chairs of the Boards of Directors of The Cedars Cancer Foundation, The Lachine Hospital Foundation, The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, The Montreal Chest Institute Foundation, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, The Montreal General Hospital Foundation and The Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation on the Appointment of new Members of the Board of Directors of the MUHC

September 18, 2017

The Government of Quebec’s appointment of Mr. Peter Kruyt as Chair of the Board of Directors along with 9 independent members marks an important step forward in the renewal of the leadership of the McGill …

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