January 25 is the day to mobilize around mental health.
The Montreal Children’s Foundation believes today is a perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that mental health is as important as physical health, particularly for a child or a teen. Some time ago, we told you about Irini, a Children’s patient who battled anorexia, and her journey to take control over her health. This brave teen’s message? That it is important to talk about your problems and your state of mind. Let her inspire you!
How to help the cause
Bell Let’s Talk campaign is now in its seventh year.
The Institut de la Statistique du Québec’s data is clear: nearly one in four Quebec children between the ages of 6 and 16 are overweight, and 7% are obese. This worrisome situation is being taken seriously by the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Fortunately, we can count on our outstanding partners to give a helping hand to combat this worrisome trend. The Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec teams up with the Children’s to donate $100 000 over three years so that kids and parents from underprivileged families are equipped with the tools to adopt healthy attitudes toward nutrition and physical fitness.
The MIAM …
Lorena and Norman Cook couldn’t imagine the success Splash and Dash would become when their daughter Sarah was diagnosed with cancer. Last Saturday was 15th anniversary of this event, created by the Cooks, to benefit cancer patients and Sarah’s Floor at the Children’s. The event’s organizing committee, with chair Frances Szeto, presented a check of $275 265, shattering all records for the event. As a special treat, Montrealer and international singing star, Nikki Yanofsky was there to celebrate the day with the attendees.
S&D 2016 PHOTOS
TRIATHLON OPEN RESULTS 2016
We thank all our participating …
Yesterday, the Montreal Children’s Hospital received a very special visit to the P.K Subban Atrium; Ottawa physician Dr. Charles Kowalski made official his $250 000 donation to the Children’s Foundation. Dr. Kowalski, better known as Dr. CK, began a campaign to support P.K.’s Helping Hand by publishing a full-page letter in the Gazette thanking the award-winning defenseman for his work on behalf of Quebec’s sick children.
Dr. CK had initially announced a donation of $50,000 but changed his mind after receiving a call from P.K. to thank him for his generosity. The doctor and his family then decided to increase their …
The 20th edition of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation Golf tournament, held once again at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, raised $837,150 to support a new Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Some 52 foursomes of Montreal's business leaders took the green with pleasure and helped make this event a true success.
Marie-Josée Gariépy, President of the Foundation, acknowledges that this event comes to life through the tireless effort of the golf committee’s chairman, Mark Pathy and the organizing committee, a team of staff and volunteers, as well as the unrelenting support of the local business community for the past 20 years. “So much has …