Cachou Invitational Golf Tournament
A new twist on a classic event
For the 28th annual Cachou Invitational Golf Tournament, one of the most hotly anticipated events of the spring season, we introduced a little something different: the Cachou tournament for young professionals. Some 150 participants signed up for this new formula and teed off early in the morning.
In the afternoon, it was over to the classic Cachou tournament players to hit the links at the magnificent Club Laval-sur-le-Lac. Every year, the event welcomes 200 participants for a day of golf, cocktails, dinner and an auction.
Though they played separately, both groups were united by a single cause: the desire to help find better ways to heal more children in Quebec. By the end of the event, the organizers confirmed that just over $1 million had been raised for the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
Thank you to the tournament’s honorary chair – AIMIA’s Rupert Duchense, the organizing committee chairs – Pierre-Luc Laparé and Alexandre Simoneau (young professionals tournament) and France Élaine Duranceau (classic Cachou tournament), their respective members and all the golfers who gave so generously and joined in on the fun.
Direct Giving Campaigns
Together, your gifts can do so much more
Once again this year, tens of thousands of you agreed to be active supporters of the work done by Sainte-Justine by responding favourably to our direct mail, digital and telephone appeals.
This outpouring of love is a tangible demonstration of your commitment to doing more for children and mothers-to-be. In the final tally, you donated over $2.7 million to Sainte-Justine, giving us the impetus we need to foster our growth and move forward with the projects that will keep us going strong in the future.
We hope that the stories we have shared with you in this year’s report show you just how meaningful your contributions are to us. And to young Ariane whose scoliosis has been corrected by a revolutionary procedure pioneered at Sainte-Justine. And to Marc-Olivier, forced to battle cancer just as he crosses the threshold to adulthood. And to Patricia, who gave birth to healthy twin girls after a very complicated 36 weeks.
On behalf of them and thousands of others just like them, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Ogilvy en fête
Putting on the glitz, for the love of children
On November 18, Maison Ogilvy lit up the night and welcomed some 2,500 guests to the 6th annual Ogilvy en fête extravaganza.
Proudly represented by Alexandra Diaz and Herby Moreau and buoyed by the remarkable efforts of over 40 honorary patrons, Ogilvy en fête raised near $100,000 for the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
With mouth-watering canapés and cocktails on the menu and 15% off merchandise at participating retailers, our guests received the VIP treatment from the beginning of the evening until the very end. And what would Ogilvy en fête be without the traditional fashion show? Hosted by Marina Orsini, the runway featured several well-known personalities and let a number of children and staff members from Sainte-Justine – the true stars of the event – strut their stuff as our honorary models for a day.
Thank you to all those who make Ogilvy en fête a success year after year. Because of you, we have been able to raise over $1.25 million in 6 years for our kids.
Mois des Câlins de Sainte-Justine
10 years of hugs for our kids
A wave of love swept over Quebec in February during the 10th annual Mois des Câlins de Sainte-Justine. This year’s campaign brought in a record $400,800, nudging the total proceeds since 2007 past the $3-million mark.
Our valued long-time partners Rythme FM, Jean Coutu and Clarins were the driving forces behind the unprecedented success of this 10th edition – not to mention the extraordinary participation of people across the province who bought 30,000 Clarins “Rose Câlins” Lip Perfectors in no time flat from one of 345 Jean Coutu stores in Quebec. Thank you to our “hug fairies” at Rythme FM, as well as Quebecor for their invaluable media support.
For the past decade, this initiative has made it possible to move forward with several projects that directly and concretely benefit our young patients. Thank you all for embracing the cause with such gusto!
Sainte-Justine’s Christmas Tree Campaign
Sparking hope, one light at a time
In December 2015, the night sky at Sainte-Justine was ablaze with 120,350 lights on the giant Christmas tree in front of the hospital, making the holiday season brighter for the kids and families of Sainte-Justine.
This year’s record number of lights were a shining testament to the generosity shown by donors to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, the audiences of Rythme FM (the event’s broadcast partner from the get-go) and the customers from 207 grocery stories in the Metro chain, which teamed up with the campaign for the second year in a row.
Léa, our 7-year-old ambassador, remembers the 3 holiday seasons she spent at Sainte-Justine. “It’s no fun to be stuck in the hospital, especially at Christmastime. But when people donate money, it helps the doctors find solutions for us and ways to make us feel better. Wow! Thank you for doing all that for kids like me.”
On behalf of Léa and all the children who draw strength and comfort from the Christmas Tree Campaign, thank you for making this 8th annual edition the best and brightest one yet!
Défi-Jeunesse 1km des écoles privées pour Sainte-Justine
Kids helping kids, one kilometre at a time
The 7th edition of the Défi-Jeunesse 1km saw a record 50 schools join in the movement – literally! Nearly 38,000 students in total ran or walked 1 kilometre or more to raise money and show their support for the youngsters of Sainte-Justine.
Youngsters like Emmanuel Mavridakis, who lost the use of his legs in a serious traffic accident. Emmanuel is an inspiration and an excellent co-spokesperson for the event, alongside former Montreal Canadiens player Mathieu Darche.
Motivated and committed to making a difference, the young participants in the Défi-Jeunesse 1km raised more than $600,000 this year for Sainte-Justine’s new Centre of Excellence in Trauma Care. The initiative, administered by a dedicated steering committee of volunteers and chaired by Pierre Carl, has pledged to donate a total of $5 million to the Centre.
Thank you to this up-and-coming generation of philanthropists who, since 2009, have shown that your hearts are as big as your feet are light.