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The first edition of Dolce: a success!

Photo-Dolce

The first edition of Dolce, organized by the Young Leaders Circle of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, took place on Saturday, February 25 at Espace Réunion and raised $30,000 for the Foundation. Funds raised will support The Best Care for Children Campaign to build our new Hospital. An unforgettable evening This event was the second fundraiser organized by the Young Leaders Circle, a group of twenty young professionals committed to helping The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. More than 300 young people from various business sectors came out for the occasion, to network for a good cause. “Of …

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Kilimanjaro for The Children’s – they’re off!

Kili 2012

On Sunday, March 4, a group of 12 Montrealers left for the East African country of Tanzania, where they will take on one of the world’s most notorious summits. Their backgrounds couldn’t be more diverse – a university professor, a film director and even a high school student are among the group. But they are united by a common goal: to climb Mount Kilimanjaro while raising funds to help young patients of The Montreal Children’s Hospital reach their own goals. To make the experience even more meaningful, during the trip many of the climbers will carry a photo of one of the …

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Getting closer to a cure for brain cancer

Dr. Nada Jabado

The Foundation has always been proud to support research into pediatric diseases (last year alone, the Foundation contributed over $4 million to the Research Institute), but never more so than this month, when an international research team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre announced a major genetic breakthrough that could change the way pediatric cancers are treated. The researchers identified two genetic mutations responsible for up to 40 per cent of glioblastomas in children - a fatal cancer of the brain that is unresponsive to chemo and radiotherapy treatment. The mutations were found to …

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Terry DiMonte is back!

Terry & Steven

And this time the tables are turned... Over the years, CHOM radio host Terry DiMonte has interviewed countless of The Children’s young patients and their families during the Caring for Kids Radiothon. To welcome him back to Montreal, we decided to turn the tables and send former Children’s patient Steven Croucher to interview Terry about what it’s like to be home after four years in Calgary, his favourite Radiothon moments, and more. Steven: So, Terry, what’s it like to be back in Montreal? Terry: Well, it’s really nice to be back. As you know, I was born and raised here. It was really tough to …

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A long journey home: Stefano’s big victory

Stefano Ruvo

Appearances can be deceiving. The first year of a child's life is without a doubt a period of great vulnerability. However, as you will read in the following story, newborns can also show incredible resilience, sometimes even against all odds. Born on December 1, 2009, Stefano Ruvo was transferred to The Children's at three days of age when doctors saw that he couldn't breathe on his own. After undergoing extensive tests, Stefano was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS), a rare condition of the central nervous system. Doctors explained to parents Rosa and Vito Ruvo that, since Stefano's brain was …

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