Committed to changing the world,
one child at a time
It’s been 27 years since a young Charles Bruneau asked his father to promise to continue his fight against cancer after he was gone. Today, we can confirm that the Fondation Charles-Bruneau is working harder than ever to make the wishes of its namesake come true.
As part of the Healing More Better campaign, the Charles-Bruneau Foundation—our partner for the past 25 years—has donated a record $22 million to create the Charles Bruneau Research Unit in Immunology, Hematology and Oncology. This is a wonderful philanthropic gesture that will help us fulfill our ambition of finding better ways to heal more children.
Through the Charles-Bruneau Fondation, the children of Quebec will be the first to benefit from an approach that promises to be the standard of care within just five years. According to Dr. Michel Duval, this unit is poised to become “the engine that drives Quebec forward on the road to innovation.” A new day is dawning, full of new hope for treating children’s cancers.
“We at the Charles-Bruneau Foundation share scientists’ enthusiasm and have chosen to make research a central priority.
We greatly admire and trust the health care and research professionals at Sainte-Justine who go the extra mile for their patients every single day and who share Charles’s dream of a cancer-free future.”
– Rébecca Dumont
Opération Enfant Soleil
Equipment that is revolutionizing
the way we care for young patients
Thirty years ago, Opération Enfant Soleil changed the landscape of pediatric medicine in Quebec. They have been partners of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation from day one, and their $10-million commitment to the Healing More Better campaign only confirmed their status as one of our staunchest supporters.
Opération Enfant Soleil helped fit Sainte-Justine’s new specialized units building with state-of-the-art equipment, with a focus on the priority needs of the newborns in the neonatal unit. This includes physiological monitors, hybrid neonatal ventilators and an infant transport incubator. The ultramodern multipurpose operating room has been equipped with a track-mounted combined imaging device that can produce high-quality images in near real time. A fully automated digital X-ray room has also been set up in the new medical imaging department to ensure round-the-clock availability of this service for trauma patients.
This leading-edge technology allows the teams at Sainte-Justine to concentrate on the human aspect of their profession so they can give children all the attention and care they deserve.
“For kids and families grappling with health problems, Sainte-Justine is an invaluable resource in their lives. It often becomes their second home for a week, a month, sometimes even more than a year.
Opération Enfant Soleil contributes to Sainte-Justine’s amazing mission by helping ensure patients are treated to the best possible care, access to top-of-the-line equipment and technology, and a warm, welcoming environment.”
– Anne Hudon
Chief Executive Officer
Steadfast support for young cancer patients and their families
Leucan’s commitment of over $4 million to the CHU Sainte-Justine speaks volumes about the organization’s dedication to backing researchers in their efforts to find better treatments for their young patients and to help make life easier for children and families living with cancer, right here at the CHU Sainte-Justine. The cancer treatments of the future are just around the corner, and it’s up to us to join forces to capitalize on this potential as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Throughout the Healing More Better campaign, Leucan has been part of an immense movement to accelerate the development of targeted therapies, immunotherapies and psychosocial oncology services and to set up a clinic to help older youths transition into the adult system. In addition to these scientific breakthroughs and improved programs, Leucan has continued to put its expertise, empathy, support and tremendous experience to work to make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.
The ongoing presence of Leucan’s intake workers at the CHU Sainte-Justine is key to fulfilling the organization’s mission to reach out to families and do everything it can to help young cancer patients chart the path to recovery.