Young cancer victim will be remembered in family donation

In 1975, Berna Garron's son, Michael, dying at the age of 13 of a rare soft-tissue cancer, told his mother that because he was dying so young, nobody would remember him. On Monday, at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children of a $30 million gift from the Garron family ensured that Michael will be remembered for generations to come. The gift is believed to be the single largest private gift in support of pediatric cancer research and treatment in North America. The gift from Michael's family will "advance cancer research to new heights" at SickKids, which is already the largest childhood cancer treatment center in Canada, says Mary Jo Haddad, the hospital's president and CEO. Article 

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