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Supporting the thoracic oncology program

Dr. Normand Blais is a haematologist-oncologist and member of the CHUM thoracic oncology team as well as researcher-member of the Institut du cancer de Montréal.


Dr. Blais decided to join business and pleasure by organizing an annual fundraiser in collaboration with the Institut who helped establish the event and manage the funds.


The goal of this event is to support the thoracic oncology program by:


  • Encouraging the continuing education of both fellows and doctors within the program, while promoting research in thoracic oncology.

  • Increasing awareness for this program to create better international cooperation between researchers in this field. 


Since 2010, more than $486,000 net has been donated to the thoracic oncology team and more than a dozen promising research projects have been led by Dr. Normand Blais' team.

Innovation remains the best way to financially support cancer research. In the current context, the Institut du cancer de Montréal traditional fundraising events must be thought out differently, in a formula that lends itself to the very sensitive situation surrounding COVID-19. 

We suggest that you contribute to the Dépassez-vous pour une personne d’exception! campaign, where you can take up the sporting challenge of your choice for the cause of cancer research.

Take part in this great adventure with us and support the cause of thoracic oncology research!


Would you like to pay tribute to an exceptional person by creating a fundraising page that will be directly linked to the Défi Sportif campaign?

To access the Help Kit to create your personal page(in French only)

To create your fundraising page or make a donation to the challenge 

If you have any questions, please contact us :

By email: defirespire@icm.qc.ca

By phone: 514 890-8213, ext. 2.


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