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Three cheers for the Mighty Bike!

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If you were downtown the week of June 11 to 15, you may have noticed a giant, 30-person bicycle travelling down Ste-Catherine Street, with passengers cheering, dancing, clapping and otherwise celebrating as they made their way through the city. If you wondered what you were looking at, it’s Pedal for Kids, one of the Foundation’s major fundraisers. The event’s been around for more than 20 years, and has raised nearly $10 million dollars for The Children’s thanks to the efforts of thousands of people from dozens of corporate and community teams. Under the leadership of Warren Lee and the …

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A change of heart

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After a 267- day wait, Vincent Lambert begins a new life. The past 10 months have been nothing short of a whirlwind ride for 15- year-old Vincent Lambert and his family. From the moment the teenager was hospitalized at The Montreal Children’s Hospital in early September 2011, his lengthy wait for a much-needed heart transplant has seen its share of ups and downs. Vincent’s story, however, begins long before last fall. It all started when Vincent was only three months old. The newborn’s heart was affected by a virus. The resulting myocarditis infection that significantly weakened his heart. His long-time cardiologist at …

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The ABC Ball broke a record!

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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!

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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!

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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


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