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Extreme Endurance Bike Ride Raises $100,833 for Montreal Children’s Hospital

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25 riders arrive in Montreal today after completing a grueling 3-day 576 kilometre trip from Toronto as part of the CIBC 401 Bike Challenge, an initiative of the Piccoli family.  Riders raised $100,833 for young cancer patients on Sarah’s Floor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Mr. Piccoli launched the CIBC 401 Bike Challenge after his wife’s battle with cancer.  Riders travel between Canada’s two biggest cities along one of the country’s most densely populated corridors.  “Completing an extreme distance ride is something I always wanted to do and what better way to align a physical effort like this than to …

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By Louis,

You have a better chance of winning the lottery than encountering Hunter’s medical condition

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Most people remember their Boxing Day for the deals they got. For my family, Boxing Day 2015 was the beginning of a long and scary ordeal. That day, my husband saw our toddler’s eyes shake in a weird way, from left to right very rapidly, like REM movements, but while he was awake. He caught it 2-3 times. A few days later, Hunter fell and hit his head. He seemed okay so we didn’t go see a doctor. But on Dec. 31, we noticed Hunter’s shaking again more often. I wanted to go to the local hospital but my husband insisted …

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By Louis,

A Surprise Visit from Nashville

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Hockey’s off-season can bring its share of surprises. For patients at the Children’s, it was a surprise visit from P.K. Subban on June 24! The kids, who did not expect to meet the superstar on a holiday weekend, were elated, taking pictures, getting autographs and spending memorable moments with their idol. Every time P.K. is in town, it’s a party at the Children’s!

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Let this generous couple inspire you

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July 22, 2017 will be a memorable day for Pamela and Mathieu, and they have decided to share it with the kids at the Children’s. On July 22, Pamela and Mathieu will tie the knot. After their engagement celebration where each guest received a gift, they decided to do things differently for their wedding. Rather than offering the traditional “bomboniere” that would likely end up collecting dust, they chose to donate to a worthy cause. Their guests will receive a card with a special message that a generous donation was made in their name to help the young patients at the …

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By Louis,

RESEARCH: An Allergy Game-Changer

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WHAT IF THERE WAS A PREVENTIVE TREATMENT THAT COULD IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR COUNTLESS CHILDREN WHO SUFFER FROM SEASONAL RESPIRATORY ALLERGIES? How about a vaccine that could prevent an allergic reaction to tree pollen? Dr. Christine McCusker, Pediatric Allergy Division Head at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, is working to develop the treatment. DR. MCCUSKER SAYS THE VACCINE SHE’S WORKING ON COULD HELP 30 % OF THE POPULATION. Some patients suffer from seasonal allergies which, while they can now be generally controlled, have seriously affected them at times, with severe bouts of coughing that can leave the sufferer weakened. In some patients, …

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