JGH Foundation President and CEO Myer Bick with Jacob Frankiel
Fall 2014Foundation

Meaningful Bar Mitzvahs

Jacob Frankiel celebrated his bar mitzvah in a poignant way by donating $500 from his gifts to the Leukemia Fund at the JGH, in memory of his grandmother, Cathy Edery-Guigui, and in honour of Dr. Stephen Caplan, Head of the JGH Division of Hematology-Oncology.

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Rear (from left): Noah Laliberté, Michael O’Rourke-Thomassin, Zachary Wolf, Anthony Calderone and Matthew Guay. Middle (from left): Head Coach Angelo Calderone, Manager Brad Wolf, Logan Carr, John Vaccaro, Matthew Theodore, Anthony McCall, Connor Lovell, and coaches Alan Lovell and Louis Cavaliere. Front (from left): Benjamin Adler, Jonny McCall, Nicholas Sanche, Aris Zimakas, Matteo Cavaliere and Michael Cooper.
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Teens helping teens

Boys aged 13, 14 and 15 from the Bantam A Tigers Hockey Team of the Lakeshore Minor Hockey Federation volunteered their time bagging groceries at the Provigo in Kirkland over a weekend, raising $400 which they donated to the Vicki & Stan Zack and Family Teenage Health Unit (THU) of the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

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17th Annual JGH CIBC Athletic Day
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Bond fever hits 17th Annual JGH CIBC Athletic Day and Party

The 17th Annual JGH CIBC Athletic Day and Party (formerly known as the Tennis Classic) was one of the hottest benefit events of the spring, attracting over 600 influential entrepreneurs and professionals from diverse backgrounds and age groups and raising in excess of $583,000.

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Inaugural Luxury Avenue event
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Inaugural Luxury Avenue event roars to success

The JGH Foundation held its first annual Luxury Avenue event on May 26 at the ICAR Circuit in Mirabel. The first of its kind in Montreal, the event brought together a sold-out crowd of 200 of the city’s most passionate car enthusiasts for a spectacular day of on-track and off-road racing.

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Elmridge Golf Course
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22nd Annual JGH Silver Star Mercedes-Benz Golf Classic tees up over $1 million

The Jewish General Hospital Foundation held its 22nd Annual JGH Silver Star Mercedes-Benz Golf Classic in honour of CGI, Canada’s largest IT service provider, and its President & CEO, Michael E. Roach, on June 2 at the Elm Ridge Country Club.

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Doing more with less

In an effort to control its finances and return to a non-deficit budget, the Quebec Government has required that all publicly funded institutions respect, to the letter, the operating budgets that they have been allocated.

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News
Fall 2014News

Euthenasia denounced at ethics conference

The concept of dying with dignity has come under criticism from Rabbi Raphael Afilalo, JGH Chief of Pastoral Services, as nothing but a euphemism that confers social acceptability on curtailing one’s own life or that of another person.

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News
Fall 2014News

Looking to relieve caregivers’ stress

Recruitment has begun for a study that is examining the potential advantages of physical activity in helping to relieve stress, decrease fatigue, and maintain the overall health of individuals who serve as at-home caregivers for patients with advanced cancer.

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Bryan Highbloom (right), JGH Music Therapist and organizer of the JGH Jazz Festival, joined visiting musicians in entertaining audiences during the 15th annual series of concerts in mid-June. Jazz, rock, folk, electronic, avant-garde and world music were performed by a wide array of artists, including members of JGH staff, daily for two weeks. The free concerts brightened the lunch hours of patients, staff and visitors in the picnic area at the Côte-des-Neiges entrance and, when the weather was rainy, in the main lobby.
Fall 2014News

And for their next number…

Bryan Highbloom (right), JGH Music Therapist and organizer of the JGH Jazz Festival, joined visiting musicians in entertaining audiences during the 15th annual series of concerts in mid-June. Jazz, rock, folk, electronic, avant-garde and world music were performed by a wide array of artists, including members of JGH staff, daily for two weeks.

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In May, Pierre Arcand (left), Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and MNA for Mount Royal, met with Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg.
Fall 2014News

Noteworthy visitors

In working with all levels of government to strengthen the public healthcare system, JGH leaders regularly meet with political visitors from across Quebec and Canada.

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