Nearly $50,000 for biomedical research at the IRCM

MONTRÉAL, June 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Organized by the IRCM Foundation, the 2015 Parcours Santé – golf tournament held yesterday raised $47,500 for biomedical research conducted at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal. The event took place under the honorary chairmanship of Wilner Morisseau, Vice President of civil engineering at Geninov, and Florence Legros, Vice President of Rayons de soleil.

"Already united in life, we decided to unite for a cause in support of the fundamental and clinical research that takes place at the Institut and, thereby, support one of the gems of the city of Montréal," mention the honorary co-chairs. "We were truly honoured to chair the golf tournament benefitting the IRCM and we thank everyone who attended."

Before their round of golf, players could obtain a brief health check offered by nurses and physicians from the IRCM Clinic and Services de santé Rayons de soleil, in collaboration with Groupe Biron.

All funds raised are directly used to support research and training activities at the IRCM.

"I wish to thank everyone who contributed to our event's success: golfers, partners, donors and organizers," says Hélène Véronneau, Director of the IRCM Foundation. "Of course, I would also like to thank Jacques Gauthier and Serge A. Boileau, co-chairs of the tournament's organizing committee, as well as all other committee members."

About the IRCM
The IRCM ( is a renowned biomedical research institute located in the heart of Montréal's university district. Founded in 1967, it is currently comprised of 35 research units and four specialized research clinics. The IRCM is affiliated with the Université de Montréal, and the IRCM Clinic is associated to the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). It also maintains a long-standing association with McGill University. The IRCM is funded by the Quebec ministry of Economy, Innovation and Export Trade (Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations).

About the IRCM Foundation
Also created in 1967, the IRCM Foundation ( is an essential partner for the institute. Thanks to individuals who hold dear the IRCM's future, the IRCM Foundation is able to fulfill its mission and support scientific projects, technological development and training activities at the IRCM, thus contributing to the institution's growth and success.


SOURCE Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

For further information: Julie Langelier, Communications Coordinator, IRCM, 514-987-5555,

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