Mois des Câlins de Sainte-Justine
Quebecers have been lending their heartfelt support to Sainte-Justine's Mois des Câlins for 15 years now. Together with Jean Coutu, Clarins and Rythme, the Foundation invites people across the province to pick up their "Rose Câlins" Lip Perfector, sold exclusively for the occasion.
Send a virtual hug to the children of Sainte-Justine! ♥
After a few weeks' delay, the 15th annual Mois des Câlins campaign will be kicking off on February 25. For the occasion, 30,000 Clarins " Rose Câlins" Lip Perfectors will be on sale exclusively at the 343 Jean Coutu stores across Quebec. For every $20 tube sold, $10 will be donated to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
An immense wave of love for the families of Sainte-Justine has swept over Quebec during the Mois des Câlins for the past 15 years. In total, the campaign has raised close to $4.5 million to help ensure Sainte-Justine can continue to offer the highest standard of care to young patients. This year, despite the extraordinary circumstances, we can't back down: for this milestone anniversary, let's all join together and embrace this very worthy cause!
The Hug Squad — made up of enthusiastic supporters Marie-Eve Janvier, Mitsou Gélinas, Marie-Christine Proulx, Julie Bélanger and Sébastien Benoit — will contribute in their own way to make sure the event is brimming over with love, caring and compassion during these challenging times.
Reaching out to young rehab patients and their families
In addition to helping Sainte-Justine make the most of every opportunity to advance pediatric care, now and in the future, the funds raised during this 15th anniversary edition of the Mois des Câlins will support various initiatives designed to humanize care at the CHU Sainte-Justine's Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre (CRME).
The CRME is the only facility in Quebec dedicated exclusively to pediatric rehabilitation and is widely considered to be a leader in this field in Canada. The Centre treats 5,000 children from across the province for a wide variety of locomotor and speech impairments. Its mission is to help young patients develop their capacities, optimize their independence and acquire skills essential to daily living by providing them with ultra-specialized adaptation, rehabilitation and social integration services.
Our drawing contest is back!
Between January 25 and March 8, young artists aged 5 to 12 are invited to send in their interpretation of what a hug is to celebrate the Mois des Câlins.