Sarah’s Fund for Cedars helps provide patients and families on Sarah’s Floor (the Hematology-Oncology In-Patient Care Unit) the best care possible.

20 years of support for the Children’s young heroes battling cancer

Sarah’s Fund for Cedars was started in 2001 by Sarah Cook, an eight-year-old girl battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, who was determined to help other patients at the Children’s by providing them with new pillows to make their stay at the Hospital easier.

Since then, Sarah’s Fund keeps gaining momentum and continues its mission to improve the well-being of young cancer patients, their families, as well as the medical team of Sarah’s Floor, by funding urgent needs of the department.

Sarah’s Floor welcomes critically ill children from 0 to 18 years old who suffer from cancer and hematologic diseases. These young patients have specific needs and often experience long term hospital stays, which can be difficult and stressful.

Sarah’s Fund is also committed to finding treatment for refractory, relapsed, or metastatic cancers through its support of the national Terry Fox PRecision Oncology For Young people (PROFYLE) study, at the McGill University Health Centre, led by Dr. Nada Jabado, a pediatric hemato-oncologist and researcher who is also the Lead of the PROFYLE Biomarker Node.

Sarah’s Fund for Cedars has raised over $13 million through special events, thanks to the enthusiastic support of generous donors from the Montreal community.