The ABC Ball broke a record!


The 2012 edition of the ABC Ball for The Children’s was a success like no other. This year, under the direction of co-chairs Karyn Lassner and Kirsten Stern, this sold out event raised an unprecedented $1,050,000.

The theme of this year’s ball was “Dreams do come true” – and dreams definitely did come true on May 31, 2012 when 700 guests gathered at l’Arsenal in Griffintown to celebrate the end of The Best Care for Children Campaign for the new Children’s.

It was a magical evening, complete with fairy lights above the ballroom floor, a souk lounge reminiscent of One Thousands …

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Thank you Montreal!


Thank you Montreal! Because of your generosity, the 2012 Caring for Kids Radiothon raised $1,450,000! A huge thank you to the incredible people at Virgin Radio 96, CHOM 97,7 and CJAD 800 for dedicating this day to the kids at The Children’s, and to each and every person who listened, called, donated or volunteered today. We feel so very lucky to have the support of such a generous and loyal community!

Today is the Caring for Kids Radiothon!


Until 7:00pm tonight, tune in to Astral Radio’s CHOM 97.7, CJAD 800 and Virgin Radio 96 for the Caring for Kids Radiothon. Broadcast live from the Hospital cafeteria, dozens of young patients and their families will share remarkable stories of how their lives have been touched by The Children’s. For updates and photos throughout the day, visit us on Facebook and Twitter! Listen to CHOM 97,7 Listen to Virgin Radio 96 Listen to CJAD 800

Standard Life offers help and hope to adolescents in need


For children and adolescents diagnosed as psychotic, medication is not an option – it's a necessity. But when the literature on its effects for young patients is barely available, the urgency shifts to understanding how it impacts their health – as early as possible. Thanks to the generosity of Standard Life, The Montreal Children's Hospital now has the means to understand and possibly one day even prevent the metabolic complications caused by psychotropic drugs. The problem, explains Dr. Lila Amirali, is that the literature on these effects for adolescents is virtually non-existent. “Over the past decade we've become more and more aware of …

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The beat goes on…


Vincent waits for a new heart Standing in Vincent’s hospital room you can hear his heart beat. It makes a loud sloshing noise. It’s not his real heart. That’s pretty much dead. The noise is the sound of his temporary mechanical heart. If you stand close to Vincent you can see his body twitch with each artificial beat. One hundred beats per minute, not one more, not one less. Since September 18, 2011, Vincent has been kept alive by a mechanical heart—a Berlin heart. He celebrated Christmas in hospital; he celebrated New Year’s in hospital; he celebrated his 15th birthday in …

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