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angle-left Donation of $17 Million to Fight Lung, Esophageal and Stomach Cancers

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation announces essential support

Nov. 20, 2019

Source: HGM Foundation. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation has announced essential support for the fight against thoracic cancers, with $17 million in donations presented to the Montreal General Hospital’s Division of Thoracic Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The amount is part of the MGH Foundation’s current CODE LiFE campaign, aimed at raising $100 million to support centres of excellence at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) and within the McGill health network.

Across the country, lung, esophageal and stomach cancers are the fastest growing and most lethal types of cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 20%.

“Our donors are committed to the fight against thoracic cancers and we are proud to see their support grow year after year,” says Jean-Guy Gourdeau, President and CEO of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. “The amounts invested by the government are insufficient to drive research, and that’s why the community’s support via philanthropy is essential for medical progress.”

Learn more on the MGH Foundation website

From left to right: Jean-Guy Gourdeau, Dr. Lorenzo Ferri, Dr. David S. Mulder, Stephanie Riddell, Dr. Jonathan Spicer, Veena Sangwan and Dr. Jonathan Cools-Lartigue
From left to right: Jean-Guy Gourdeau, Dr. Lorenzo Ferri, Dr. David S. Mulder, Stephanie Riddell, Dr. Jonathan Spicer, Veena Sangwan and Dr. Jonathan Cools-Lartigue