The Cause

About HSC Foundation

The Health Sciences Centre is the backbone of the health care system in Manitoba, and is the centre for neurosciences, transplants, burns, and pediatric care in the province. When you support the HSC Foundation, you are helping Manitoba families through compassionate patient care, innovative research, new clinical research facilities, cutting-edge technology, and training opportunities for our medical and scientific teams. Your participation in the Celebrity Human Race brings hope to life for patients in our province and beyond!

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The Foundation provides over $400,000 in funding for new research grants on an annual basis. This year, thanks to our generous donors and supporters, we provided grants to 10 new research projects focusing on some of the key areas of care at HSC: stroke, rehabilitation, neurodegenerative disorders, physiotherapy, mental illness, and brain cancer.

Supporting new and local researchers helps to foster a strong research community in Manitoba and enhances the knowledge and expertise of our medical teams, which could one day lead to better diagnosis, treatment methods, or even cures for certain diseases.

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Cutting-edge Technology

The establishment of the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine at HSC is one of many wonderful things made possible thanks to donors to the HSC Foundation. The Centre for Surgical Innovation, housed within the Kleysen Institute, is a key focus of the HSC Foundation’s fundraising efforts. It contains an intraoperative MRI Suite that is the first of its kind in Canada, and one of only seven such sites world-wide. It is a place that saves lives, and prevents additional surgeries for many Manitoba patients. Since its opening in 2013, the Centre has already assisted patients with more than 4,100 advanced surgical procedures and 24,600 imaging procedures.