SAVING LIVES WITH BRILLANT MINDS AND FAITHFUL HEARTS
We are the MUHC’s funding arm against cancer, and with your help we are making a meaningful difference. General donations to the Cedars Cancer Foundation improve the health and well-being of pediatric, young adult and adult cancer patients, and their families, throughout and beyond treatment. Your generosity helps us support excellence and innovations in clinical care, research, education and supportive care services.
Heroes Among Us
A Cedars Hero is someone who goes above and beyond for patients and their families, in support of our mission to offer every cancer patient at the MUHC compassionate care that focuses on them as a person, not on their disease. This year, we would like to highlight the achievements of Samuel Finn.
Last year Samuel laid his heart out in honour of his late brother Cédric, who succumbed at the age of 27 to sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects 1% to 2% of the population. Samuel performed 5,234 chest-to-floor burpees in 12 hours, setting a new Guinness World Record while raising over $60,000 for the Cédric Finn Fund at the Cedars Cancer Foundation.
Samuel maintained a rigorous training regimen for the six months leading up to the challenge and set an incredible pace as he jumped up and dropped to the mat 5,234 times. Cedars is proud to have been there to witness his achievement and is honoured to steward the Cédric Finn Fund benefiting sarcoma research.
"The Cedars Cancer Foundation is honoured to have Samuel Finn as an Ambassador," stated Jeff J. Shamie, President and CEO of Cedars. "In achieving his goal, Samuel has done himself and his brother's memory proud because philanthropy will help save lives. His ongoing commitment is a real inspiration."
When asked what this connection to Cedars Cancer Foundation means to him, Samuel remarked, “Just as my Guinness World Record was a team achievement, so too is the battle against cancer. I am inspired by what the Foundation’s team does to help humanize the cancer treatment journey, and I am motivated to continue engaging people in Cédric’s memory.”
We Need Your Support
This past year saw us launch the Cedars Covid-19 Humanitarian Fund for Pediatric and Adult Cancer Patients and their families, aligned with the Wilfrid Howick Humanitarian Fund and administered through Cedars CanSupport throughout the MUHC. There is always a need to provide assistance and resources for cancer patients, and their families, in financial need – especially when they are at their most vulnerable. Through these funds, we help alleviate the negative impact of financial hardship, reducing the stress associated with life’s basic necessities such as shelter, groceries, utilities, and transportation costs.
Please donate today and join us as we help those in need when they’re most vulnerable.
YOUR DONATION HELPS DRIVE EXCELLENCE AT THE CEDARS CANCER CENTRE, MUHC, SARAH'S FLOOR, ROSSY CANCER NETWORK
All of us at the Cedars Cancer Foundation want to thank you for caring enough to continue to help. During this time of uncertainty and change, we just ask you to remember that cancer has not taken a pause.
Together We Stand for Cancer Patients
• Stand with us to make sure no one goes uncared for.
• Stand with us to look out for the bodies, spirits and minds of all.
• Stand with us because we all believe in a cure.
Through the Cedars Governors’ Circle, Cedars hopes to build its capacity to support cancer patients and their families.
Please become a member this year. By making one or more donations totalling $250 or more within a single calendar year (January 1 to December 31), you will be recognized as a member of a special leadership programme that addresses the needs of cancer patients and their families across the continuum of life, from pediatric, adolescent and adult care to survivorship, palliative and supportive care.
Stay Safe. With best personal regards,
Jeff J. Shamie, MPA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cedars Cancer Foundation
p.s. Please consider making your donation as recurring monthly gift. A monthly gift allows you to spread the financial impact of your giving across the entire year.