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THE CAMPAIGN FOR MOMS AND BABIES

After three years of exciting development, NeoVest is ready for testing on babies. It’s an award-winning technology developed at St. Michael’s to help newborn babies breathe. The timing is perfect: the NeoVest clinical trial showcases the groundbreaking work of St. Michael’s just as the hospital’s $10 million MOMENTS: The Campaign for Moms and Babies in support of a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is launching.
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BRAIN & HEART CAMPAIGN

On November 17, 1968, St. Michael’s Dr. Clare Baker led a 30-strong team of doctors and nurses in a three-hour surgery to save the life of Charles Perrin Johnston, a 54-year-old engineer disabled by heart disease. It was Canada’s first successful heart transplant. Dr. Baker went on to receive the Order of Canada for his work.
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Ewing and Faye Rae

Successful entrepreneurs share with St. Mike’s “Budding entrepreneurs, many years before they met, Ewing and Faye Rae established their own firms on the same day - July 1, 1971. In Ewing’s case, it was an electrical engineering firm, E.A. Rae & Associates, which later merged with a mechanical engineering company, Andrew Hidi & Associates. Together the firms completed thousands of projects in Canada and around the world including the USA, China, India and the Caribbean. And now, under the name Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers Inc., they have offices in Toronto, Calgary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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Tackling Toronto’s Homelessness Crisis

On any given night, over 5,000 people are homeless in Toronto and St. Michael’s is pioneering research, clinical care, community programs and education to bring that number to zero.
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Growing Women’s Health campaign

St. Michael’s Foundation is calling on residents of Toronto to support Patients as Teachers: Breast Cancer Initiative. Up until November 2, residents can donate to the Growing Women’s Health campaign at local Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Donations go directly to local charities to support women’s health initiatives.
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10 flu shot myths demystified

Flu season is almost upon us, and St. Michael’s, Providence and St. Joseph’s are once again waging a campaign to protect patients, staff and the public from this serious infectious disease through vaccination.
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SCAR WARS

Most people know that heart disease and cancer can be deadly. But did you know that fibrosis (or, organ scarring) is responsible for nearly half of all deaths in the developed world? Forty-five per cent of chronic diseases in hospitals are related to fibrosis, and it is at the root of most types of heart and kidney failure. Medicine has yet to figure out how to treat the problem.
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One-on-one with Bernie Syron

Passionate and tireless community builders, Bernie and Mildred Syron have spent the last three decades helping St. Michael’s transform into the globally recognized research and patient care powerhouse it is today. Their most recent gift to establish the Bernie and Mildred Syron Nursing Excellence Program is another highlight in a long history of giving.
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Battle for Breakthroughs

The next battle for breakthroughs is just days away. Angels Den returns to on Nov. 6, and this year’s contest is hotter than ever – a testament to the brilliance of St. Michael’s scientists and the extraordinary generosity of our donors.
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The Colliers: Supporting World-Class Care

Like many grateful patients who become donors to the Foundation, Terry and Maria began with smaller gifts. But after the outstanding results of their two highly complicated procedures, they wanted to make a larger, more impactful contribution.
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