With the aim of supporting community organizations and hospitals from Quebec who share our visions, to help those who are affected with breast cancer and their loved ones, the Foundation launched in 2014 the 1 Million to Help Contest.
The purpose is simple: near 1 million dollars to support innovative local projects to make a concrete difference for people from Quebec.
In 2016, for the second edition of the contest, the Foundation announced six projects which are going to receive financial help for the total amount of $850 000. A new mammography machine, an app which gathers stories and experiences from women who underwent breast surgery, a program to prevent musculoskeletal complications, the selection of projects is diverse and they all have different objectives. Nonetheless, the projects are all linked together by their common goal: the great support it is going to bring to people with breast cancer or who survived it.
Here is a brief summary of the recipients of the 1 Million to Help contest:
- Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre de l’Est-de-l’île-de-Montréal, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont: Implantation of a pilot project on screening, awareness and affective and cognitive intervention in connection with breast cancer treatments.
Amount awarded: $350 000
- Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre de Montérégie, Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne: Development and implantation of a program that helps prevent musculoskeletal complications that can follow breast cancer treatments.
Amount awarded: $100 000
- Integrated Health and Social Services Centre de la Côte-de-Gaspé, Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Gaspé: Acquisition of a mammography machine to maintain safe proximity care.
Amount awarded : $139 995
- Breast Clinic, McGill University Health Centre: Preoperative services for newly diagnosed people with breast cancer to evaluate, monitor and teach about the prevention of risks of developing a dysfunction after breast cancer treatments.
Amount Awarded: $139 995
- St. Mary’s Hospital Center : Development of an app which contains personalized information for women who are considering breast surgery such as stories and experiences from women who underwent similar experiences.
Amount Awarded: $156 732
- Fondation Hôtel-Dieu Arthabaska: Acquisition of a cutting edge mammography equipment and a stereotactic table as part of the campaign “Le rose au Coeur”.
Amount Awarded: $85 000