On May 29th, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal grade 11 student, Olivia Iorio will be shaving her head for cancer, at the school, in honour of her cousin, Vincenzo, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in different types of nerve tissues. “From then on, I knew right away what I had to do and that I did not want to back down!” said Olivia. Sadly, Vincenzo passed away in April - he was 8 years old.
Olivia’s goal is to raise $10,000 for the Montreal Children’s Hematology/Oncology Department. With the support of her family, close friends, and the Sacred Heart community, she will be shaving her head and will be going to her graduation dance bald! Her donated hair will be made into a wig for a little girl or boy that needs it.
ABOUT THE MONTREAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is to support excellence in patient care, teaching, and research at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the pediatric teaching hospital for McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. Since its inception in 1973, the Foundation has raised almost $300 million, which has transformed the lives of sick children through innovative research and teaching projects, and cutting-edge care. The Foundation’s Best Care for Children campaign raised $105 million to help build the new Montreal Children’s Hospital on the Glen site. For more information, please visit. www.childrenfoundation.com
ABOUT THE SACRED HEART SCHOOL OF MONTREAL
The pre-eminent All Girls English Catholic high school in Montreal, with 156 years of experience graduating young women of action with solid skills and tools for success. Its mission is to nurture the mind, body and spirit of each student in a supportive and caring environment. The Sacred Heart School of Montreal is part of a worldwide network of 148 schools across 30 countries, all of which share common goals, mission and philosophy. Find out more at www.sacredheart.qc.ca Twitter @TheSHSM or Facebook: Facebook.com/SacredHeartMontre