This announcement is another step towards advancing YOUR vision. Improving access to healthcare for the Montérégie’s 1.5 million residents.
Here are the four priority projects that will transform the lives of thousands of patients thanks to the funds raised for critical areas like oncology, endoscopy, research and mental health.
Your generosity will mean more precise diagnoses and better cancer treatments for our patients! Your donations will mean the purchase of a positron emission tomography scanner (PET scanner).
The PET scanner is a device that looks like an X-ray machine, with a large hole in the centre. It is used primarily in oncology to detect cancerous tumours and to monitor their evolution. It can also be used in cardiology and neurology.
Each year, some 2000 patients will benefit from this new technology, without having to travel to Montréal or Sherbrooke.
The funds raised will pay for more examination rooms in the endoscopy department. Your support means that more patients with colorectal cancer or other diseases will be diagnosed more quickly.
This is more important than ever because the pandemic has created a deficit of 100 000 colonoscopies. That means 5000 to 10 000 patients run the risk of a late cancer diagnosis. More screening rooms mean fewer patients left waiting—thanks to you!
Stay tuned for the inauguration of these new screening rooms this fall!
Photo: Michaël Bensoussan, gastroenterologist
Your donations created a Research Chair to improve the effectiveness of cancer patient care.
The purpose of this Chair is to develop, implement and evaluate innovative treatments for optimal outcomes. And above all, to help people with cancer and their families cope better during this difficult time.
Thank you for making scientific breakthroughs a reality so that cancer patients and their families can receive comprehensive and continuous care!
Photo: Nathalie Boudreau, Executive Director of Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne, during the launch of the Research Chair for the Improvement of Cancer Patient Care, with Jean-Pierre Perreault, Maryse Guay, Dominique Tremblay, Pierre Cossette and Dominique Dorion.
Your generosity helps thousands of people with mental illness. Your support is more important than ever. The current number of adults in the Montérégie with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder or major depression is twice as high as before the pandemic. And the numbers are rising!
Your compassion is helping to ease the effects of the health crisis on the psychological health and lifestyle of our patients of all ages. Among other things, your donations support the Horizon 4 Saisons Project—an innovative approach that employs nature and adventure to treat youth between the ages of 13 and 18.
THANK YOU! The truth is that without you, we simply could not help all of these patients so deeply affected by the pandemic.
Photo: Megan, a participant in the Horizon 4 Saisons Program
Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Solutions and Processes for Commercial Banking
National Bank of Canada
President, Gestion immobilière BCL
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne
Sylvain Prud’homme (2017-2019)
Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux (2019-2021)
Senior Vice-President – Rona Affiliates, Wholesale and Public Affairs
Director of Education and University Affairs
CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre
President and Chief Executive Officer
Regional President, British Columbia
RBC Royal Bank
And all the directors who have sat on the Board of Directors since the start of the campaign.
Benoit Lemieux and his wife, Geneviève Letendre
Benoit Lemieux’s connection to Fondation Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne is a story of family. He was born at Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne. So were his brothers and sisters, and his children. He grew up in Brossard. Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne is “his” hospital.
He was brought into the fold by his father, Serge Lemieux, founder of Groupe LSR—a family-run real estate company on Montréal’s South Shore—and a major philanthropist who has long been involved with our Foundation. And he has followed in his father’s philanthropic footsteps.
At the helm of the only university hospital foundation on the South Shore, and determined to adopt the highest standards for charitable organizations, he has had a major impact on improving the Foundation’s policies and governance.
Examples of his deep commitment include his role in the 2017–2020 strategic plan and his co-presidency of the cabinet for the major campaign in 2017.
As Chairman of the Foundation, he has been a driving force behind the unrivaled success of its flagship events. Under his governance, Québec’s hospital foundations were invited to join the Generations Challenge, an unprecedented province-wide solidarity movement in response to our hospitals’ most pressing needs! His initiative led to the resounding success of the Philanthropists’ Wine Cellar to support the mental health of our youth! And let’s not forget the Golf Classic, which became the 2012 Serge-Lemieux Golf Classic in memory of his father. This event has raised over $1,675,000 under Mr. Lemieux’s leadership. To say nothing of the generous donation he and his wife made to our major campaign!
Bravo and, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU on behalf of all the patients and their families who benefit from the incredible dedication and generosity of Benoit Lemieux, his wife, Geneviève Letendre, and their children.
BMO Bank of Montreal
Benoit Lemieux and Geneviève Letendre
National Bank of Canada
$100,000 to $199,999
Estate of Jean-Marie Arès
Estate of Élise Baillargé
Estate of Gilles Giroux
Fondation Lise et Richard Fortin
National Bank of Canada
Omnium Marie-José Champagne
Pratt & Whitney
Société des Médecins de l’Université de Sherbrooke
$50,000 to $99,999
Estate of Giuseppe Bavaresco
Estate of Roger Brisson
Estate of Daniel Hamelin
Estate of Gilberte Rigault
Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
Oscar A. Pekau
Power Corporation of Canada
Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation
Ho-Huu Quynh Anh
The Molson Foundation
$10,000 to $49,999
4544943 Canada Inc.
9128-2657 Québec Inc.
Abbott Medical Canada
AGF Group Foundation
Biron Health Group
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada)
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Charitable Gift Funds Canada Foundation
Chartwell Retirement Residences
King Chi Yuen
CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund
Conam Charitable Foundation
Pierre E. Dubuc
Église Nouvelle Vie de Longueuil
Estate of Shirley Adelia Eagles Stevenson
Estate of Robert Barbeau
Estate of Eleonora Bavaresco
Estate of Jean-Paul Carrière
Estate of Daniel Cloutier
Estate of Pierre Côté
Estate of Jacques Gagné
Estate of Yvon Leroux
Estate of Gustave Sperling
Estate of Jeannine Tremblay
Estate of Guy Vernier
Fondation de l’Hôpital Saint-Lambert
Fondation Paul-A. Fournier
GDI Integrated Facility Services
Gestion Gilles Belisle
Gestion Jean-Louis Julien
Gilead Sciences Canada
Great-West, London Life and Canada Life
Groupe Park Avenue
Industrielle Alliance – Real Estate
Suzanne Lacoste Lemieux
La Maison Darche
Le Buffet des Continents
Jeanne D’Arc Morency
Dr. Luong Nguyen
NorthWest Healthcare Properties
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada
Pharmacie Jean Coutu, Saint-Lambert
Pharmaprix Greenfield Park
Pharmaprix Les Promenades Saint-Bruno
Québec matériel médical
RBC Royal Bank
Sisters of Providence
Société immobilière SYM
TD Bank Group
$5,000 to $9,999
9360-1433 Québec Inc.
Dr. Michaël Bensoussan
Dr. Jean-Martin Boulanger
Lun Heng Chip
Vladimir Colon de Franciosi
Connor, Clark & Lunn Foundation
Dynamic Funds Tower
Estate of Annick Sohi
Dr. Jacques-Philippe Faucher
Fondation Carmand Normand
Clémence Gasse Cantin
Gestion Claude Benny
Vanessa Gosselin Grenier
Johnson & Johnson
Gustave St Martin
Therrien Couture Joli-Cœur
The Sisters of Saint-Joseph of Saint-Hyacinthe
The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary of Québec
Ville de Longueuil