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McGill University Health Centre Foundation (MUHCF)
Support for the RI-MUHC in 2019-2020: $16.8 million
The McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) has received more than $4.6 million from the MUHC Foundation for its COVID-19 Emergency Fund. This funding is driving dozens of ambitious research projects with principal investigators and researchers from the RI-MUHC, aiming to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to treat those hardest hit.
In addition to supporting the hospital’s most urgent needs, the MUHC Foundation provided more than $1 million to support recruitment and retention of top research talent at the RI-MUHC.
The Courtois Foundation made a historic $18 million donation to the MUHC Foundation’s $50 million Fix Broken Hearts Campaign, which will transform cardiovascular care at the MUHC through cutting-edge research and innovation. This extraordinary gift will allow researchers and clinicians to jointly pioneer tomorrow’s precision medicine in cardiovascular diseases. muhcfoundation.com
A boon to patients and heart research!
The MUHC Foundation funded the purchase of a flagship Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (MR) machine, the 3T GE SIGNA™ Premier from GE Medical Systems, in September 2019.
The machine, which performs cutting-edge scans of the heart and vascular system, will provide the MUHC with unprecedented expertise in heart research, while considerably enhancing patient experience.
The Montreal General Hospital Foundation (MGHF)
The MGHF is honoured to have contributed $7.7 million to research projects during the last year. Our changing world makes innovation more vital than ever as we strive to overcome new challenges. That is why the MGHF is proud to support the RI‑MUHC’s new Clinical Innovation Platform.
In the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, the MGHF spurred innovation by launching the Code Life Ventilator Challenge in collaboration with the RI-MUHC. In just two weeks more than 2,600 individuals from 94 countries joined the sprint to design a simple, low-cost, easy-to-manufacture and easy-to-maintain ventilator, which could be deployed anywhere needed to save lives.
Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors for their vital support. codelife.ca
The Auxiliary of the Montreal General Hospital
Working closely with the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) Foundation, MGH Auxiliary volunteers raise funds for the care and comfort of patients and for medical research and medical equipment at the MGH site of the MUHC.
The Hospitality Corner at the MGH traditionally contributes tip money to the RI-MUHC. The $75,000 donation of “Tips for Research” in 2019 will help purchase a cutting-edge microscope for the new Clinical Innovation Platform at the RI-MUHC. mghauxiliary.ca
The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Support for the RI-MUHC in 2019-2020: $3,927,647
The clinical studies of the RI-MUHC Child Health and Human Development (CHHD) Program are crucial to the development of treatments for pediatric diseases. Cancer is one of these pernicious diseases.
With the essential support of Leucan, the CHHD Program and Division of Oncology at the Children’s work collaboratively with provincial and national partners on clinical trials that provide hope for a better future to children and teenagers stricken with cancer. Thank you, Leucan! fondationduchildren.com/en
Cedars Cancer Foundation
Thirty riders set out on the third annual Cedars Ride for Hope and Gratitude in the Eastern Townships, raising over $125,000 in support of the Cedars-Laneuville Cell Therapy and Immunotherapy Initiative for blood cancers led by Dr. Pierre Laneuville. Funds raised allow doctors, researchers and patients to benefit from this promising area of research in the fight against cancer.
“Hope and gratitude are the words I live by every day,” explained Rob Callard, cancer survivor and the driving force behind this epic ride. “They are a constant reminder of the hope that we conquer this complicated disease, and the gratitude for life and for the wonderful people I have met who surround me in my life.” cedars.ca