MUHC Foundation launches $200M Dream Big Campaign

The Dream Big Campaign to change the course of lives and medicine supports the priorities of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

The MUHC Foundation’s $200 million goal is key to transforming the MUHC, one of the world’s most advanced teaching hospital networks, into a leading international hub for innovative clinical research and excellence in care.

“The MUHC is one of the best university hospitals in Canada. With the Dream Big Campaign, we will make it one of the best in the world,” says Norman Steinberg, Chair of the MUHC Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The campaign focuses on top health care priorities, including infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular care and research. It also ensures the MUHC has one of the best skilled teams in Canada with access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

“We worked with the MUHC to select priorities that reflect the greatest needs in medicine now and in the future,” says Julie Quenneville, President of the MUHC Foundation.

“We invite our community to dream big with us.” Campaign co-chairs include the Honourable Jean Charest, former premier of Quebec; Marc Parent, President and CEO of CAE; and Suzanne Legge Orr, prominent community leader.

"The MUHC is home to a wealth of talent across health care and medical research. I am proud to support the hospital, which serves millions of people across the province,” says Jean Charest, Dream Big Campaign co-chair.

“Through Dream Big, we will provide the resources and the expertise to promote health care innovation that will change the course of lives and medicine,” says Marc Parent, Dream Big Campaign co-chair.

Dream Big will raise millions to Solve Humanity’s Deadliest Puzzles, Fix Broken Hearts, End Cancer, and ensure Montreal has the lowest rate of hospitalization and fewest deaths due to heart disease in Canada. A record-breaking $18 million from the Courtois Family Foundation kicked off the campaign.

“I am proud to be part of this transformative campaign. The Dream Big Campaign’s support of medical research will lead to breakthroughs that will benefit not just Quebecers, but the world,” says Suzanne Legge Orr, Dream Big Campaign co-chair.

The above priorities will be joined by fundraising efforts for respiratory disease, skills and simulation training, cannabis research, and support for new equipment and recruitment of personnel. Together, they make up an historic campaign that will define the future of the McGill University Health Centre.

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