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A Year of Inspiring Stories

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Our Stories

Every year, thousands of patients from across Montreal and Quebec receive care at the MUHC. Your donations ensure that our hospital remains at the forefront of medicine. These are just a few examples of the thousands of ways your donations make a difference at the MUHC every day.

Breast Clinic Program Goes Virtual

COVID-19 made Brandi Lee Hicks’ cancer diagnosis even more difficult. With the new online Breast Clinic Wellness Program, Brandi found the support she needed.

Young Woman’s Wish Granted

When Kirandeep Kaur was diagnosed with inoperable cancer, she was determined to go home to her family in India. With the help of generous donors to the MUHC Foundation, Kirandeep's wish was granted.

Breathing Easier Thanks to the MCI

Marisol Scanlon has lived with asthma her entire life. With the help of the MCI, Marisol can breathe easier knowing that her asthma is under control.

Inspiring Tomorrow's Change Makers

Marilena Papadopoulos, a 21-year-old teaching attendant, cut off over 10 inches from her hair, raising over $9,000 in support of the MUHC Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program.

A Life Cut Short By A Silent Killer

Monique Girard-Solomita lost her life at age 70 after battling ovarian cancer. The MUHC Foundation has now raised over $1.9 million to stop these silent killers.

10 Years of Building A Family Legacy

For the past 10 years, Dana Massaro has supported colorectal cancer research in honour of her late husband, Ken Verdoni. She has now donated over $500,000 through fundraising and has pledged a planned gift.

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Personal Fundraising

The MUHC Foundation offers anyone and everyone the opportunity to fundraise for a cause close to their heart. By creating a personal fundraising page, you can engage your community to change the course of lives and medicine. We are pleased to share several success stories from the past year.

Johnny Maiorino

Johnny Maiorino rallied his community to raise nearly $30,000 to support a life-changing diabetes treatment.

The Gagliardi Family

The Gagliardi Family has raised over $53,000 to support the final clinical trial of the DOvEEgene test.

Jo Anne Kelly Rudy

Jo Anne Kelly Rudy has raised over $12,000 to support the MUHC Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program.

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Press Releases

2020-2021 was a big year. We fought COVID-19, using your donations to fund critical research. We launched our Dream Big Campaign to change the course of lives and medicine. And we underwent an historic merger with the MCI Foundation. Look back on our top news stories from the year.

Dream Big Campaign Launch

The MUHC Foundation launched a $200M Dream Big Campaign to change the course of lives and medicine, supporting the priorities of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

The MCI Foundation Merges with The MUHC Foundation

Montreal Chest Institute Foundation and MUHC Foundation join forces to change the course of lives and medicine.

WHHI Celebrates Heart Health Month

Building awareness & preventing heart disease with the MUHC’s Women’s Healthy Heart Initiative (WHHI) during National Heart Health Month.

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Our Year In News & Media

News about powerful patient stories, innovative research and generous donations can be seen and heard in media of all kinds. We invite you to look back on some of our top headlines over the past year.

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Health Matters Radio Show

The MUHC Foundation’s Health Matters launched in September 2020. Host Tarah Schwartz speaks with the inspiring researchers, physicians, clinicians, donors and patients who are changing the course of lives and medicine in Montreal. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we introduced live question-and-answer broadcasts which gave listeners direct access to the MUHC’s top experts to answer their health questions.

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