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Important Announcement

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The Board of Directors of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Ms. Katrin Nakashima, Vice-Chair of the Board and Secretary, has accepted the invitation to serve as Interim President effective May 1, 2017.  This follows the announcement that Marie-Josée Gariépy will take up a new challenge at McGill University. “As a Board of Directors, our objective is to ensure a smooth transition and to support the Foundation’s outstanding fundraising team during this period of transition,” says Jonathan Amiel, Chairman of the Board.  “Ms. Nakashima has provided strong leadership as a key member of the Foundation Board and …

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Three well-deserved honours

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Congratulations to three outstanding members of the Children’s family on receiving honourary distinctions bestowed by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. For their contribution to their communities, Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz and Sister Virginia Lafleur received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers and our spokesperson, outstanding donor, board member and star defenceman, P.K. Subban, received the Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division). All three recipients more than deserve this recognition for the amazing work they do. Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz is an active member of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors, and as past Chairman, he led …

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All of us “Let’s talk”!

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  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. Bell …

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A boost to combat physical inactivity among children

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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 …

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Splash… for the Future

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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   Wonderful Teams

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