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 make it a little easier for the other children on the floor by buying new pillows.
For over 16 years, Sarah’s Fund has gained momentum and continues to support the efforts of the professionals who make a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of children and their families every year.
The fund supports the pressing needs of the Pediatric Hematology- Oncology Division by providing the best care to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients on Sarah’s Floor, at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Sarah’s Floor, the Hematology-Oncology In-Patient Ward serves critically ill patients who suffer from cancer and leukemia.
These young patients have specific needs and often experience long-term hospital stays, which can be difficult and stressful.
Thanks to the enthusiastic giving of our Montreal community corporations and through special events, Sarah’s Fund has raised over 12 million.
Sarah’s Comfort Kit
Sarah’s Comfort Kit started with a deep desire to help children battling cancer and other life-threatening condition to have something to smile about. Something that will help their stay be a little more comfortable, something that might give them a little hope to get through another day of treatments. We want to bring a little sunshine to their cloudy days.
Thanks to Jellifish Kids and ‘The Bell’ Fund for their generosity and for graciously supporting this new Sarah’s Fund initiative. Every newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patient on Sarah’s Floor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, will receive a Sarah’s Comfort Kit.
Sarah’s Comfort Kit contains:
- Rollie bag
- Lunch bag
- Laundry bag
- Super soft robe
- Soft cozy blanket donated by ‘The Bell’ Fund