Foundation of Stars

  • Members of the RCMP and several participants during the 1st edition of the Tough Mountie challenge.

    Photo: Jean Martin

  • Each year, the RCMP organizes a spaghetti lunch to raise funds for the Foundation.

    Photo: Jean Martin

  • Representatives from the four major research centres at the announcement of the $1 million grant.

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  • The Foundation of Stars' first Centre of excellence on childhood obesity in Québec.

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  • RCMP officers have been staunch supporters of the Foundation of Stars for over 35 years.

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BY THE NUMBERS

The Foundation of Stars has raised $70 million for pediatric research over the past 41 years

Nearly 100 researchers and students/fellows participate in around 20 innovative research projects each year

30,000 donors support the Foundation every year

500 volunteers are dedicated to the cause

From Conception to Adulthood

The Foundation of Stars strives to help youth flourish throughout their lifetime by ensuring they have access to the latest developments in pediatric research during every stage of their childhood and adolescence (namely from conception to adulthood. The Foundation strives to impact major fields of excellence in pediatric health by supporting relevant scientific research in those areas with the most pressing needs.

A Québec organization founded 41 years ago, the Foundation of Stars has a singular mission: funding pediatric research as a means of protecting, promoting and improving the health and well-being of children. Thanks to the financial support of donors such as Power Corporation, the Foundation has been able to foster excellence and innovation by funding auspicious research projects.

Involved in several major projects

Since 2014, the Foundation of Stars has, in conjunction with the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FQRS), supported promising research projects by providing young researchers and students with major training awards. Over the last four years, they have together made available a total of over $1.7 million for this very purpose.

In 2017, the Foundation of Stars earmarked $1.6 million in financial support of several major projects over the course of the next few years. These initiatives involved the four major hospital research centres acknowledged as leaders in four distinct fields, namely: perinatal health (pediatric department at the CHU de Sherbrooke), rare diseases (CHU de Québec), mental health and neurodevelopment at adolescence (CHU Sainte-Justine) and inflammation and infections (Montréal Children’s Hospital - McGill). The Foundation also contributes financially to a highly promising research project on brain cancer being conducted by Dr. Nada Jabado (Montréal Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Sébastien Perreault (CHU Sainte-Justine) and recently announced the opening of its first Centre of excellence on childhood obesity, a facility dedicated solely to research into the obesity epidemic among children and adolescents.

Gaétan Courchesne, an employee of Power Corporation, who has a long association with the Foundation, says “for 35 years, the Foundation has made great contributions to the health and welfare of children, by funding pediatric research. Power Corporation has been a proud supporter of the Foundation of Stars for many years and always look forward to participating in its different activities, such as Tough Mountie or its Spaghetti Luncheon.”

“It is only through the support of generous partners such as Power Corporation that the Foundation of Stars can contribute to such important pediatric research. Thanks to the support of these organizations, researchers can carry out large-scale projects that aim to provide the medical community with a better understanding of children's diseases,” indicated Josée Saint-Pierre, President and CEO of the Foundation of Stars.

It is only through the support of generous partners such as Power Corporation that the Foundation of Stars can contribute to such important pediatric research. Thanks to the support of these organizations, researchers can carry out large-scale projects that aim to provide the medical community with a better understanding of children's diseases.
Josée Saint-Pierre
President and CEO
Foundation of Stars

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