The Québec-based Pediatric Research Foundation (previously known as the Foundation of Stars) is dedicated to fund research for cures and treatments for childhood, including orphan diseases. As a means of protecting, promoting and improving the health and well-being of children, the Foundation has been able to foster excellence and innovation by funding auspicious research projects.
The Pediatric Research Foundation has partnered with the four major hospital research centres acknowledged as leaders in the province: the CHU de Sherbrooke, the CHU de Québec, the CHU Sainte-Justine and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The Foundation deployed around several major areas in paediatric health, including 6 main axis of excellence: perinatal, neonatal and obstetrics; rare and genetic diseases; inflammation and infections; neurodevelopment and mental health; cancer; and metabolic and cardiovascular health.
For an accelerated impact, large donations up to $25,000 annually are matched through the Builders’ Match Fund established by three donors including Power Corporation. This year, the Fund is supporting mental health prevention projects for youth.
In addition, Power Corporation has generously supported the Foundation for many years and participates in its different activities, such as Tough Mountie or its Spaghetti Luncheon.
has been remitted to researchers to help support innovative and promising pedriatic research projects
The year the first Telethon of Stars was held and broadcast throughout Québec