2016 Girls for the Cure
St. Mary’s 22nd edition of Girls for the Cure raises $100,597
to benefit Community Cancer Care!
In picture perfect weather, as many as 1,500 girls from Montreal’s independent schools gathered in celebration and a massive embrace of the health and wellness of women in our community.
Students from Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramps, Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the Study, Trafalgar School for Girls and girls from LCC collected pledges from family and friends to make the 5km trek from their individual school campuses up to the top of Mount Royal.
As the girls arrived at the summit they crossed a pink carpet then gathered in an enormous show of support, knowing their contribution makes a real difference in the lives of women living with cancer.
Virgin 96 morning show hosts Freeway Frank and Natasha Gargiulo acted as emcees while the DJ from Superior Sound kept the beat pumping. CTV’s Lori Graham was also on hand, broadcasting her weather forecast live and interviewing some of the students. The girls heard two heartfelt testimonial speeches by cancer survivors Lolitta Dandoy who shared how the support she received from family and friends impacted her journey, and Suzy Carsley who delivered an empowering message about being pro-active with your health. Montreal’s own Sara Diamond gave a special vocal performance of Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will remember You” which led into a moment of silence that hushed over the crowd.
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Manager of Marketing and Communications, Cindy Aikman, spoke about the Girls for the Cure Student Scholarship and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation President, Cynda Heward-calling all the girls together as a giant cheque was presented, revealing this year’s results at an impressive $100,597!
Congratulations to all of the students for their dedication and their passion…we look forward to seeing you next year!