September 22nd, 2015 | Vol. 9 No. 1
September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Finding the light: a family’s journey with childhood cancer
Nieve Corsino says she always felt deeply touched by fundraising initiatives that benefitted children diagnosed with cancer. Having uncovered that she had a benign brain tumor several years ago, she felt compelled to donate to a cause that would fund new treatments and advances in pediatric cancer research. She never could have imagined that the very cause she was supporting would one day touch her own child’s life. But on January 27th, 2014 her then 7 year-old son, Andy Jr., was given an unthinkable diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic lymphoma, otherwise known as ALL. “I was completely shocked,” says Nieve. “All this time I had been supporting this cause, and lo and behold, my own child gets sick. I felt lost.”
Bullying can be physical or psychological, and involves behaviour that aims to make the other child feel afraid and uncomfortable.
My child is being bullied—what can I do?
Every child has the right to feel safe at home, at school and in their own community but for many children, bullying is a reality that threatens that basic right. Bullying should never be considered a normal part of growing up. Parents and caregivers can play a key role in recognizing when a bullying problem has occurred, and supporting their children by responding immediately and taking preventative steps to stop the bullying.
P.K. Subban makes largest donation by a professional athlete in Canadian history
The Children's officially inaugurates the “P.K. Subban Atrium”
Montreal Canadians defenceman P.K. Subban and his foundation, the P.K. Subban Foundation, have pledged a minimum of $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the largest philanthropic commitment ever made by a professional athlete in Canada. As part of the agreement, Subban will also assist the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation as a spokesperson for select Foundation fundraising campaigns and flagship events. In recognition of this extraordinary support, the Children's officially inaugurates the “P.K. Subban Atrium,” the 486-square-meter, three-story public space located at the heart of the hospital’s new facilities.