St. Mary's Girls for the Cure 2017
St. Mary’s 23rd edition of Girls for the Cure raises $80, 877 to benefit Community Cancer Care!
In glorious sunshine, more than 1,000 girls from Montreal's independent schools came together with boundless energy at Molson Percival stadium's center-field in a massive gesture of support in the fight against women-related cancers.
Students from Sacred Heart School of Montreal, Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramps, Lower Canada College, Trafalgar School for Girls and the Study collected donations for weeks from family and friends to march from their various school campuses up to Molson Stadium.
The girls took the final steps of their journey across a bright pink carpet as they gathered in celebration and a massive embrace of the health and wellness of women in our community.
The morning radio show trio of Natasha Gargiulo, Freeway Frank and Lee Haberkorn from Virgin 96 acted as emcees while the DJ and dancers from Total Events & Entertainment kept the crowd pumped and jumping. CTV’s Lori Graham broadcast her live weather forecast, and then applauded the students for their cumulative efforts over the years. The girls heard two heartfelt testimonial speeches by breast cancer survivors Angela Nevard who shared how support from her young son made a difference, and Lori-Ann Dion who thanked the girls for their contribution that made a direct impact on her treatment at St. Mary’s. Montreal’s own Sara Diamond was also on hand to deliver a heartfelt rendering of Sarah McLachlan’s “I will remember you” then stilled the crowd for a moment of silence to remember those we have lost and those that are fighting to win.
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation President and CEO called the Foundation staff to the stage as the students presented her with a giant cheque revealing this year’s results at an incredible $80,877!
Congratulations to all the students for their incredible passion and enthusiasm which keeps Girls for the Cure marching year after year…see you in 2018!