“It’s a way for them to keep busy and to focus on something other than their illness. This initiative also offers them a way to connect with others and express themselves,” explained Jennifer St-Laurent, the CRCHUS mother-child research area coordinator who originally came up with this idea years ago and has been involved in the event’s organization for a couple of years. The paper bags used were provided by the Foundation of Stars and Jennifer St-Laurent collaborated with the heads of the various pediatrics departments to have them decorated by the budding young artists in their care. What great teamwork!
This event attested to a strong connection between donors and sick children in need, not to mention the generosity of those in attendance, with over $134,000 being raised for mother-child research.