MONTREAL, March 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Pierre Bélanger, Honorary President of the 2013 edition of "Nephrology and its Impact" announced today that the sixth edition of the fundraising event raised
$400,000 to support the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation (HMR
Foundation). This amount is in addition to the money raised over the
past several years, bringing the total to $1,900,000 to support the
Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Nephrology Department.
In the presence of Sprinter Bruny Surin, and organized as part of the Montreal Impact's 2013 season home
opener, the event attracted nearly 350 VIP participants to the Olympic Stadium.
"Aside from the fact that Montreal Impact athletes are profoundly aware
of how priceless good health truly is, their association with the HMR
Foundation's cause provides a unique opportunity to give something back
to the Montreal community that has supported the team since its
inception. For these reasons, the entire Impact team is especially
proud of its contribution", mentioned Richard Legendre, Executive VP, Montreal Impact and Saputo Stadium.
To quote Mr. Bélanger, the event's Honorary President and Senior Consultant at NATIONAL Public
Relations, "With a total of nearly 2 million dollars collected over the
past six years as part of the annual "Nephrology and its Impact" fundraising event, we must not forget to underline the dedicated,
ongoing, extraordinary work of the volunteers involved in organizing
this event year after year. Participants, donors and sponsors can also
congratulate themselves for contributing to the efforts of a
world-renowned nephrology team.
Once again, this year's event was a great success thanks to the renewed
support of the Saputo family and the Montreal Impact, as well as to
contributions from Metro and the HMR Foundation's partners.
The HMR Foundation will donate the money raised as part of the
fundraiser to doctors Martine Leblanc, Jean-Philippe Lafrance and
Vincent Pichette, all members of the Organizing Committee since the
creation of the event, and to their respective teams, thus allowing
them to pursue their research efforts and enabling the acquisition of
state-of-the-art equipment that will facilitate the treatment of
patients suffering from kidney failure.
About the HMR Foundation
As a key partner, the HMR Foundation supports the Hôpital
Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR), a centre affiliated with the Université de
Montréal, in its strategic development orientations in order to respond
more effectively to patient needs. Every year, thanks to fundraising
campaigns and original fund development activities, the HMR Foundation
raises over 10 million dollars that it dedicates entirely to
structuring projects. In collaboration with partners, donors and
private and corporate foundations, the HMR Foundation makes a positive
difference in the life of its patients. Every Action Counts!
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SOURCE: Fondation de l'Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
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