A visit from the Montreal Alouettes


On Monday, October 1, our little patients made some big friends. Players from the Montreal Alouettes came by The Children’s to visit, and gave our kids a chance to have fun, goof around, and get to know some of their favourite football stars! To see the full photo album, visit our Facebook page.

Bringing talent to The Children’s!


When it comes to saving the lives of young patients, only the best will do.

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is proud to announce that the 16th edition of its annual Golf Tournament raised over $625,000 to fund ground-breaking research and innovative projects. This brings the total amount raised by the MCHF Golf Tournament to over $8 million since 1997, making it a major player in pediatric research funding. Creating winning conditions for recruiting the best and the brightest is what the MCHF’s Annual Golf Tournament is all about. Recognizing that the key to excellence in pediatric health care rests …

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Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Hundreds of people entered our raffle for a chance to win season tickets for the Montreal Canadiens’ upcoming season, and on Monday, September 10, the two winning tickets were drawn. The winners were Vito Ruvo and Carlo Capozza - both are dads whose children were treated at our hospital, and the tickets that won them a season’s worth of Habs games were #0942 and #0930. If the name Vito Ruvo sounds familiar, that’s probably because it is. He shared his story on the Caring for Kids Radiothon last year, and we’ve continued to send you updates about his two-year-old son …

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A Montrealer undertakes one of swimming’s biggest challenges


While most of us celebrate our birthdays with candles and cake, 43-year-old Montrealer Alan Clack will mark his by swimming the English Channel to raise $33,000 ($1000 for each km of the journey) for the Family Resource Centre in the new Montreal Children’s Hospital. After months of open-water training, Clack departed from Shakespeare Beach in Dover on September 6 for the grueling 33-kilometer crossing to Cap Gris Nez in France.  Navigating one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, he will battle strong tides, choppy seas, cool water and jellyfish.

“The Channel swim is one of …

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Solving the mysteries of blindness


A team of international researchers led by The Children's own Dr. Robert Koenekoop have identified a new gene responsible for Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a devastating genetic form of blindness in newborns. What makes this discovery so exceptional is that this new gene called NMNAT1 – known to be crucial for life – has never been associated with any human disease. This is the first time such a major correlation has been established. “This is probably one of the most important discoveries in neuroscience and blindness in the past 15 years,” said Dr. Robert Koenekoop, first author of the study, …

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