You probably know that in June 2010, I was given the kind of news no one ever wants to hear. I never thought it could happen to me, but it did. It was colon cancer and I was going to need surgery and chemotherapy. The news hit hard. Luckily, the doctors, nurses and volunteers at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont took great care of me right away. Throughout my ordeal, they were there to support me with dedication, kindness and empathy, right up to the day I was cured.
This year, I’m celebrating five years of remission! Imagine the relief and unbelievable joy I feel! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my cancer will remain a thing of the past. Other than that, my only other wish is to see all cancer patients derive strength from the same hope that kept me going. And I am committed to lending them my voice. That’s why, for over five years, I’ve been rallying everyone I know around building the HMR’s Integrated Cancer Centre, a single site where cancer patients will be able to benefit from warm, outstanding care and leading-edge technology. Believe me, that can make all the difference!
We’re already two thirds of the way there. Of the $12 million cost of the project, there’s only $4 million left to go! Knowing how generous you are and how much you love your hospital, I’d like you to do like me and contribute to the HMR Foundation.
You know as well as I do that our hospital is a little-known gem and that it deserves our community’s support. Today, the oncology team needs your support to continue offering the most advanced care with all the human warmth it has become famous for. Thank you for answering my appeal. Your goodness is one of the beautiful things in life. I hope I can count on you. And remember: you’ll always be able to count on me because I’ll always be there for you.
I’ve been there and I can tell you that what really matters is being cared for by attentive and dedicated people who have access to the best treatment options. By contributing to the Integrated Cancer Centre through a one-off or monthly donation, this is what you’ll make possible for patients fighting cancer. Again, thank you!
Diagnosed with breast cancer last July and treated at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, singer Lulu Hughes quickly offered her support to Dominique Michel, the volunteer spokesperson for the Integrated Cancer Centre fund development campaign, to help Dodo with her fundraising efforts. Their objective: To raise the $12M required for construction of the future HMR Integrated Cancer Centre
“It was important to me. Although I am receiving extraordinary care at the HMR, I am also aware that the hospital has urgent needs. I am supporting Dodo and the HMR Foundation as a patron because the Integrated Cancer Centre will make an enormous difference in the life of patients and their families, while contributing to the advancement of medical breakthroughs to treat cancer.”
On November 3rd
, she will be joining Dominique Michel and several other friends from the entertainment world to celebrate two milestones: 5 years of remission for Dodo and the 5th
anniversary of the À Votre Santé! benefit.
“I am so fortunate to be able to count on Lulu Hughes. We are united in the face of hardship and we share the same fight,” said spokesperson Dominique Michel. “If I am in remission today, I owe it all to the excellent care provided at the HMR. I got involved for all of the patients that I met and for all of those who will be faced with this terrible diagnostic. At my age, I dream of seeing them break ground for the Integrated Cancer Centre. We have already reached the eight-million-dollar mark in five years. We can’t stop now, because this project is vital!”
To find out more about the Integrated Cancer Centre
To lend your support to Dodo: Donate online or buy a J’appuie Dodo wristband