Today’s Dreams …
Did you know … in 2011, more than 5,500 babies were born at St-Boniface Hospital, that’s more than 50% of the annual births in Winnipeg and more than one-third of the annual births in Manitoba AND over 130,000 children were helped at the Children’s Hospital? For those that needed that extra help with life, The Children’s Hospital Foundation and St-Boniface Hospital were there. Now, they need your help to make today’s dreams and tomorrow’s future possible.
Every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. For sick kids of all ages, dreams seem so far away but they don’t have to be. By funding enhanced patient care at St-Boniface Hospital and investing in the Manitoba Institute of Child Health, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is making sure we have the very best health care available for our children.
Medical research is the key to saving lives. By purchasing a lottery ticket, you are giving hope to all families by providing researchers at the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and giving St-Boniface Hospital the tools that they need to work towards medical breakthroughs and cures for all Manitobans. Your support helps make dreams come true and gives our Manitoban children a chance for an amazing future.
Become a dream maker today.
Manitoba Institute of Child Health Facts (MICH):
- Started in 2001, it’s the research division of The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and
- is the only one of its’ kind across the prairies.
- Study and treats sick kids onsite.
- Over 270 world-class pediatric medical researchers, technical staff, students and support staff are involved, including 40 physicians/clinicians who work at the Children’s Hospital.
- Areas of study include: Breathing, Nutrition and Metabolism, Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Autism, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, HIV, Vaccines for Pediatric Infections Diseases, among others.
- MICH researchers have led to ground-breaking studies into mother-to-child HIV transmission helping to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in newborns around the world.
- MICH researchers identified the gene that causes Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome – known as “Boy in the Bubble” syndrome. Children can now be diagnosed at birth and treated before they become sick.
- MICH researchers developed an asthma program that reduced emergency room readmissions by 80 per cent.