Humour for Hope Raises $60,000 for Cedars Breast Clinic
Loretta LaRoche delivered a night full of laughter at Humour for Hope on May 30, which raised approximately $60,000 in support of the Wellness Initiative of the Cedars Breast Clinic at the McGill University Health Centre.
MONTREAL, June 1, 2012 - Acclaimed humorist and motivational speaker Loretta LaRoche delivered a night full of laughter at Humour for Hope on May 30, which raised approximately $60,000 for the Cedars Breast Clinic Wellness Initiative.
More than 350 people turned out to Oscar Peterson Hall at Concordia’s Loyola Campus for an evening of laughs, inspiration and healing.
“We are grateful to Ms. LaRoche for coming to Montreal and putting on such as delightfully funny yet powerful show to benefit the Cedars Breast Clinic Wellness Initiative,” said Mr. Bruce Shadeed, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Cedars Cancer Institute. “Her message of using humour and laughter to get through difficult times is especially relevant for the many MUHC cancer patients and their families who rely on the support of the Cedars Cancer Institute.”
The Cedars Breast Clinic Wellness Initiative provides the Clinic’s breast cancer patients with informative and practical tools essential to their well-being, including psycho-oncology, exercise programs, lymphedema therapy and breast cancer educational programs.
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About the Cedars Cancer Institute
The Cedars Cancer Institute is a hospital-based charity whose mission is to provide comprehensive cancer care for all cancer patients from pediatric, to adolescent and young adult (AYA), through to palliative care being treated at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The Cedars Cancer Institute fulfills this mission by providing much-needed funds to:
- Purchase state-of-the-art diagnostic oncology equipment
- Improve facilities for treatment and care of the cancer patients, such as the creation of the Cedars Breast Clinic at the RVH, renovations to Sarah’s Floor – the haematology/oncology division at the Children’s, renovations to the Palliative Care Unit at the MGH and much more…
- Cedars CanSupport program and Wilfrid Howick Humanitarian Endowment Fund offer free, psycho-social, practical and humanitarian assistance to cancer patients and their families
- Support cancer research with the Henry R. Shibata Fellowship Award
- Provide two Annual Visiting Professorships in Oncology which bring world-renowned researchers, educators and physicians to the McGill teaching hospitals; the Vivian Saykaly Visiting Professorship in Medical Oncology and the Edward J. Tabah Visiting Professorship in Surgical Oncology
- Improve public awareness of cancer related issues through lectures and education.
About the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
One of the world’s foremost academic health centres, the MUHC offers exceptional and integrated patient-centric care, research, teaching and technology assessment. Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, it is highly committed to the continuum of care in its community. The partner hospitals of the MUHC—the Lachine Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal Children's Hospital— value multidisciplinary service throughout the lifespan, innovative technologies and practices, strategic partnerships and leadership in knowledge transfer. The MUHC is currently carrying out a $2.35-billion Redevelopment Project on three sites—the Glen, and the Montreal General and Lachine hospitals—designed to provide healthcare professionals with an effective environment in which to ensure patients and their families get The Best Care for Life. The sites are also anchored in best sustainable-development practices, including LEED® and BOMA BESt guidelines. muhc.ca muhc.ca/construction
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