23rd HMR Foundation Golf Tournament: $172,999 raised for cell therapy

On Wednesday, September 19, as part of the 23rd HMR Foundation Golf Tournament, some 115 golfers came out to spend a splendid day on the greens at the magnificent Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac golf course. The benefit event wrapped up in a warm and friendly atmosphere with a banquet and a live auction called by former Montreal Canadiens forward Yvon Lambert. The generosity of our golfers and partners made it possible to raise $172,999 to support the cell therapy revolution taking place at HMR.

“On behalf of the patients at HMR who stand to benefit from the innovative treatments being developed as a direct result of this financial support, I wish to express our deepest gratitude to all participants and to the event’s generous partners,” said Lucie Drapeau, Executive Director of the HMR Foundation. “Supporting the project to expand our Research Centre means supporting a real revolution in the treatment of cancer and other yet incurable diseases using cellular therapy. ”

The HMR Foundation would like to recognize the invaluable contribution of the Organizing Committee for this 23rd edition, co-chaired by Marc Verreault, Vice-President of Construction at Pomerleau, and Pierre Paquet, Partner at Miller Thomson.

The cause: the cell therapy revolution at HMR

Dr. Denis-Claude Roy, Director of the Research Centre, gave guests a presentation on the cause the golf tournament supports, the cell therapy revolution taking place at HMR. Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont is a world leader in this field today. The cell therapy researchers at HMR are perfecting and reproducing “cellular medications” programmed to repair tissues, destroy malignant cancer cells and cure the most devastating diseases of our time. These cellular medications are also cause for hope for patients who do not otherwise respond to traditional treatments.

“The lack of space and equipment this research requires is preventing us from fully exploiting the possibilities of this revolutionary medicine. Your generosity will help raise the $15 million we need to build an additional 32,000 square feet of lab space that will be dedicated to developing clinical applications for cell therapy. Thank you so much!” said Dr. Roy.


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