JGH Foundation Young Philanthropists

Montreal, January 14, 2016

Young professionals step up commitment to advance the fight against second deadliest form of cancer in Quebec

For over 5 years now, the Young Philanthropists of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, a group of young professionals, have been involved in a cause that is dear to their heart and it is with enthusiasm that they invite you to join them in improving markedly the quality of life of thousands of cancer patients.

Whether it is through festive cocktail dinners featuring auctions held in the city's trendiest places or sporting challenges such as the Spartan Race Tremblant or the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, our group supports the work of Dr. Te Vuong.

Dr. Vuong is a leader, an inspiring and committed woman. Chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital, she is one of the world's leading authority in the fight against colorectal cancer and its devastating effects on the quality of life and dignity of those affected.

To date, we have raised over $100,000 which allowed for the acquisition of state-of-the-art endoscopic equipment for the JGH Division of Radiation Oncology.

This year, we have chosen to take part in the JGH Foundation's new marquee event, the 2016 OneWalk to Conquer Cancer and it is with great pride that we will walk with our captain (Dr. Vuong herself) more than 25 kilometres through the streets of Montreal, including a few kilometres in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – since art also does you good!

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

It is with pleasure that we invite you to join our dynamic team and contribute to advance the fight against an insidious cancer that we don't hear often about but which is the second deadliest in Quebec. Because it does not happen only to others, because there is strength in numbers and because even a modest contribution makes a difference, we hope to be able to count on you.

We also invite you to a casual wine and cheese event benefiting our "Friends of Dr. Vuong" team which will be held in the spring of 2016.

For more information on our group and its activities or to join or support our team, please contact Marie-Hélène Laramée at 514 340-8222, extension 3538 or at mlaramee@jgh.mcgill.ca.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely,

The members of the Executive Committee of the Young Philanthropists of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Executive Committee of Young Philanthropists