Community Connections

February 2016

Scotiabank Charity Challenge

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, The Neuro will, once again, participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge! This annual fundraising event, held in conjunction with the Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal et 5k, allows participants to raise funds in support of The Neuro.

We invite all our faculty, staff and supporters to run, walk, or roll for The Neuro by registering in the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! Help us reach our goal of $35,000 and sign up today!

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

After scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in August in honour of her late father who passed away from a brain tumour in November 2014, Anne-Josée Côté and her family climbed all the way up University Street to generously donate $3,500 in support of Dr. Petrecca’s brain tumour research. Throughout their ordeal, the Côté family adopted the motto “no one fights alone” and we at The Neuro heartily agree – our clinical and research staff fight hand in hand to provide the best treatments for our patients, and their accomplishments are due to the amazing support of members of the community like the Côté family.

Like the Desert Miss the Rain

Anne-Marie Désy and Benoit Lopes crossed the Omani desert on 4x4s in October to raise funds and awareness about Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2), a condition caused by a genetic mutation that results in the formation of reoccurring, non-malignant brain tumours. Thanks to their perseverance, adventurous spirit, and generous family and friends, they raised $2,650! These funds will cover the cost of using the NICO Myriad surgical device; a tool that allows our surgeons to operate on hard to reach tumours like the ones that effect NF2 patients. Fans of Martin Horik: Octane on the V TV network, click here to watch the episode featuring Anne-Marie and Benoit (in French only)!

Seed Me Baby One More Time

With only two weeks left to go, the student-led Seeds of Change campaign is just over 75% of the way to their goal to provide 140 personalized welcome kits for in-patients at The Neuro! Please consider contributing to their efforts to make the hospital stays of patients suffering from devastating illnesses like ALS, brain cancer, or stroke, just a little more comfortable.

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