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Thanks to the generosity of our donors, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation creates hope for sick children by providing access to cutting edge equipment, ensuring that the care kids receive at The Children’s is second to none. To the donors listed below we extend an extra special thank-you for their exceptional contributions in support of our Hospital. To see a listing of all our donors, please consult our annual report.
Opération Enfant Soleil is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to raise funds for the development of high-quality pediatrics and to contribute to social health projects for children all over Quebec. The organization’s commitment to The Children’s over the years has been unwavering. Life saving equipment throughout the Hospital has been acquired thanks to the support of Opération Enfant Soleil.
In a unique fundraising endeavor, BMO Bank of Montreal and the employees of the North American Customer Contact Centre- Montreal recently held an auction of office plants to benefit The Children’s. The result? Over $700 was raised! Pictured here, Norm Kairns and Alicia Fombuena present a cheque to Phyllis Djoboulian of the Foundation.
For the last 27 years, Monkland Hardware owner Alain Gerbaux has sold Christmas trees with great success, and given 100% of the profits to the Foundation. Over the years, they have raised the incredible total of $200,000! That’s a lot of Christmas trees, a lot of happy customers, and most importantly, a lot of young patients who have benefited from Mr. Gerbaux’s hard work and longstanding devotion. This year’s Christmas tree sale raised $18,288.
Some families touch us in a very special way. Alesia’s family is one of those. When they walked into our office after Alesia’s sudden passing more than two years ago, parents Sheyda and Bill pledged to forever remember Alesia by building a legacy at The Montreal Children’s Hospital. Sheyda and Bill have committed $400,000 to the Best Care for Children’s Capital Campaign for a single-patient room and a play area in the Pediatric Day Hospital at the new Children’s.
Last June, they held the second edition of Alesia’s …
On November 8, 2012, Louise and Nelson De Sousa accepted a $40,000 donation from Honda towards the Pink Angel Fund, established in memory of their daughter Anastasia De Sousa. They are seen in this photo (second and third from right) with Jacques Pelletier and Pierre Bélair, both from Honda Laval, and Maxime Caron and Pierre Langevin, both from Honda Canada. A single-patient room in the new Children’s will bear the name of the Pink Angel Fund.
Hundreds of people have put on their brightest smiles to take part in the Souriez Don Holiday photo event, organized by Place Alexis Nihon. Since 2009, the event has raised more than $130,000 for The Children’s young patients. We are very grateful to our friends at Place Alexis Nihon for organizing this fabulous Holiday initiative!