Would you part with your hair to support cancer patients? Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Sarkis Meterissian did just that last fall during Raise Craze, an annual breast cancer fundraiser. He worked with the MUHC Foundation to raise an outstanding $307,000 to support the MUHC’s Breast Clinic Wellness Program, which provides whole-person care to patients in the form of counselling, nutritionists, exercise kinesiologists and more.

True to his word, he dyed his hair bright pink before shaving it off in front of a select group of patients and supporters. It was an emotional moment when Dr. Meterissian’s long hair fell to the floor—this caring gesture resonated with the many women who have struggled with losing their hair following a cancer diagnosis.

Thank you to key donors Conchita Gonzalez and Sunil Panray, the Vartan and Lise Toroussian Foundation, Pfizer, Grant and Kathy Gehlsen, the Felicia and Arnold Aaron Foundation, AstraZeneca, Gilead, Mr. Puffs, and special thank you to Avon Foundation for Women Canada for their $100,000 matching gift.

Dr. Sarkis Meterissian with MUHC Foundation staff

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Dr. Sarkis Meterissian

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Dr. Sarkis Meterissian with patients Daniella Corsetti (left) and Joan Hazen (right).

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