Community Connections

September 2015

A Brilliant Night Gala Fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research

Tickets are now on sale!
Join us at the spectacular new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal on October 21st for an educational, emotional, and sensorial experience. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and great company while helping to raise much-needed funds for the Next Generation of Brain Cancer Treatment and TARGiT. These two ground-breaking research initiatives currently underway at The Neuro aim to save the lives of those suffering from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) – the most aggressive form of brain cancer, through precision medicine and new therapeutics that prevent brain cancer invasion. With your help, we hope to provide patients with more effective treatments and a reduced risk of relapse. Tickets are $175 (partial tax receipt offered). For more information, please contact amanda.fritz@mcgill.ca or call 514-398-2274.

“Country” Benefit for Research in Sensory Neuropathy

For the 7th year in a row, Mrs. Danielle Lepage-Bonin will be organizing a benefit in support of Dr. Bernard Brais’ research into Sensory Neuropathy – a rare genetic disease that disproportionately effects people in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. Featuring a country-western theme, musical acts, food and wine, silent auction and much more, this year is sure to be great fun! Join us on Saturday, November 14 in St-Thomas and help Dr. Brais and his team find better treatments for this devastating illness. For more information about the event or to purchase your tickets, please call 450-756-2915.

 

 

Working Hands Project

Richard Burman’s Working Hands Project creates media projects that explore human hands, how they work and what they can do. One of his most recent documentaries is “Tammy the Tumour” a story about Maureen Steenhill and how playing the piano helped in her recovery from two major brain operations. Ms. Steenhill was treated at The Neuro by Dr. Jeffery Hall. Her first operation to remove a meningioma brain tumour was July 2013. In April 2014 she had a second operation when a smaller tumour was removed. Following that she received radiation treatments. Maureen is grateful to the team at The Neuro especially her doctor and surgeon Dr. Hall. Click here to learn more and view the documentary.

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