The Reverse the Brain Drain program was implemented by the Institut du Cancer de Montréal as a major fundraising campaign in celebration of the 60th anniversary of its founding. In response to this event $ 1.2 million was raised for the charity. In order to thank the donors for their incredible generosity a concert was organized in 2008. This concert would lay the foundation for what would become the flagship event for the Institute: the Concert contre le Cancer!
Born to combat the exodus of trained individuals, a phenomenon that threatens the Montréal scientific community, the Reverse the Brain Drain program has directly enabled the Institute to repatriate 11 oncology researchers. By funding the projects of these researchers over a five-year period, the Institute can collectively promote the scientific advancement and the development of better cancer treatments right here in Montréal.
Since its creation, the Concert contre le Cancer has raised nearly $ 5 million, which has been donated to the Institut du cancer de Montréal’s Reverse the Brain Drain program. Help us repatriate other oncology researchers who will continue their research in developing new cancer treatments, giving hope to thousands of Québécois and their loved ones.
12th annual Concert contre le cancer - The Dark Side of the Moon - A rock symphony
March 29th 2019
Maison symphonique de Montreal, Place des Arts
If you have more questions, contact Mrs Nathalie Tapp, Secretary:
Mrs. Raffaela Scaglione