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Our fund-raising Let’s Get Quizzical! Finale trivia night will include prizes from our generous sponsors, more questions and more fun, as we recognise and celebrate Sîan’s birth day.

Join us from the best seat in your house—cozy sweater optional—at 19h30 ET on Saturday, October 3 to play Let’s Get Quizzical!, our fun, family-friendly on-line trivia game that allows participants to challenge themselves and friends from around the globe, in a safe, socially-distant way, thanks to the combination of technology and entertainment.

The event will be hosted by Dr. David Mitchell, Director, Hematology/Oncology Division of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, alongside Micaela Bianchini of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Sharon Hyland, CHOM 97.7’s Queen of Rock.

The game will feature four themed rounds of 20 questions each. Once the question has been read, participants choose from one of four possible correct answers to accumulate points based on a combination of speed and correct response. The key to success is answering the question quickly and correctly.

Participating is easy: you will need an Internet connection, a smartphone and tablet or computer screen with two open windows: one for the secure videoconferencing platform to see the questions and the other to serve as the answer pad to submit answers. Both technologies accommodate iOs, Android and Windows. We recommend downloading and installing the videoconference software beforehand, if you have not participated in past trivia nights.

Register now using the registration panel below! A tax receipt will be issued for the $20 fee plus voluntary donations. All funds raised will be used to purchase a pain control pump used by children of all ages, to help manage and control their pain.

Since 1986, the Sîan Bradwell Fund for Children with Cancer has donated over $1.3 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital to make non-government-supported medical equipment purchases prioritised by the doctors and nurses of the hospital’s Oncology division. These vital pieces of the puzzle help medical personnel detect cancers earlier, which can and may lead to better and sometimes life-saving treatment for children with cancer—always a relief for their families.

As we raise funds to purchase a pain control pump, we want to shine the light on the closing days of September and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among Canadian children past infancy and over 60% of childhood cancer survivors will suffer long-term side effects from treatment, which will require regular follow-up appointments through adulthood—a fact that has driven Dr. Mitchell’s efforts throughout his career.

After witnessing the challenges faced by medical professionals who treated Sîan, Ken and Sharon Bradwell, Co-Founders of the Sîan Bradwell Fund, were determined to make a difference by dedicating the Fund to the purchase of medical equipment that would directly benefit the children under of the care of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Oncology department. The Fund’s first purchase was a digital scale—a vital tool used to calculate a child’s weight, an accurate measure of which is needed to determine the quantity of chemotherapy drugs administered for treatment.

“When Sîan came into the Haematology clinic for treatment, she was weighed on scales identical to those used in supermarkets for weighing produce: a big, metallic basket which was not baby-shaped,” said Sîan’s mother. “She was absolutely terrified because the basket wobbled.”

Medical equipment, such as a diagnostic microscope for Pathology (the department that performs diagnostic tests on tumours), a cell counter and operating tables purchased through fund-raising efforts, whether in-person or on-line, contribute to earlier testing, screening, detection and treatment of childhood cancers. For a partial list of equipment purchased, see http://sianbradwell.com/montreal/

Please help us meet the moment by leveraging your contact lists and social media platforms—challenge your friends, family, anyone and everyone to join us on October 3, as we celebrate Sîan.

To register for the event, please fill out the form below!

 

For more details about the event, consult http://sianbradwell.com/montreal/trivia-night/lets-get-quizzical-tips-for-participating/

For further information:

Neil Semenchuk, Fund Director, Sian Bradwell Fund for Children with Cancer, neilsemenchuk@gmail.com

Micaela Bianchini, Special Events Advisor, Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, mbia@mchf.com