Community Connections

July 2016

Winter is Coming!

Although the sun and hot weather that we’re currently enjoying makes November seem very far away, Danielle Lepage is already hard at work planning the eighth edition of her benefit evening to support research into Sensorial Neuropathy – the rare neurological disease that affects so many in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. Her herculean efforts over the years, and the generosity of the communities of St-Thomas and Joliette, have so far raised nearly $200,000 for research into Sensorial Neuropathy, all while providing entertainment through the local talent of comedians, musicians, and more.

To purchase tickets for November’s event, please contact Danielle Lepage at 450-756-2915.

Get Ready to Golf for a Great Cause!

For the third year in a row, the Topor Family will be spending the day with friends, supporters, and volunteers on the links of the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel to raise money for The Neuro’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Greatest Needs Fund, this September. The MS Greatest Needs Fund helps our top-notch MS Program to provide stellar care to our patients through special equipment purchases and continuous training, and also allows us to invest in promising research projects that will inform future care.

For more information, or to participate in this charity tournament, please contact Jordan Topor at

Nick Gavrielatos, Neuro MVP

Nick Gavrielatos, former patient and local hockey star, was back at The Neuro at the end of April 2016 to make yet another gift in support of Dr. Kevin Petrecca and the Brain Tumor Program. This time, he encouraged donations by his family and friends on Facebook in order to bring the grand total he raised to $4,188.70! Nick will be pursuing his studies in Greece this coming fall, but we’re sure he’ll stay in touch with us and Dr. Petrecca. Thank you again, Nick, for your generosity and hard work.

The Rasmussens Visit The Neuro – A Special Homecoming

The Neuro was happy to welcome Dr. Theodore Rasmussen’s daughter and family, for a visit in May 2016. Dr. Rasmussen was the Director of The Neuro from 1960 to 1972. Read more about him, and other notable figures from The Neuro.

Committing to the Future of The Neuro through Planned Giving

Friends of The Neuro, Joan Chippindale, Sherrill Rand Harrison, and Sheila Linden, were honoured at an afternoon tea with McGill principal Suzanne Fortier on May 4, 2016, at The Mount Royal Club. The annual afternoon tea, hosted by the McGill 1821 Society and the Macdonald Legacy Society, recognizes individuals who commit to McGill through planned gifts.


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