Cherley’s road to motherhood was not an easy one, but she wouldn’t have changed it for anything in the world, because that is how she crossed paths with Sainte-Justine. And everything she has gone through has made her a wonderful mother, celebrating her very first Mother’s Day.
Committed to Children — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
I was born in Morocco to a Moroccan mother and a Syrian father. I later went to study in France and spent a few months in Spain and the U.S. But it’s here in Quebec where I have built my life over the past 20 years. And one day, I’ll be leaving a legacy to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
In 2014, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation became the first healthcare organization in Quebec to earn the Imagine Canada trustmark, a prominent symbol of excellence and leadership in the charitable sector. This accomplishment and our ongoing partnership with Imagine Canada continue to fill us with pride. Join us as we take a closer look at the confidence and credibility associated with this program, whose mission is to ensure donations are used effectively and responsibly.
Searching for Meaning in Loss
Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. The grief is indescribable. How do you go on? One of the angels along my path told me, “It’s about finding meaning in the midst of meaninglessness.”
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I would like to send a message to all who are interested in a career in research: Believe in yourself. You belong here, and we need you. Follow your passion and pursue a career you love.
For the Children in Our Lives
I love being an aunt, and I shower my affection on Emma. Even if she's not "mine," through her I know what it must feel like to be a parent. And what if one day, that child got sick? For some people, it's not a hypothetical worst-case scenario. It's all too real.
They may all have their own stories about how Sainte-Justine has affected their lives, but what they share is a commitment to making a difference in the future of this treasured Quebec institution. Together, these 20 families have pledged to raise $20,000 each, in just one month, in support of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
Since 2007, more than 306,900 tubes of Clarins "Rose Câlins" Lip Perfector have been sold through Jean Coutu stores across Quebec, raising $4.5 million for the Foundation and making life better for thousands of young patients.