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Above & Beyond : An Evening for Sainte-Justine 

An unforgettable two-part evening where businesspeople will gather to enjoy a unique experience in a vibrant setting. Pay tribute to the past and look ahead to a bright future made possible by your commitment to the cause.  

The event decor will feature metallic and silver accents. Dress to the theme in your shimmeriest attire so you can dazzle on the dance floor. All ticket sales will go toward supporting Sainte-Justine families, now and in the future. 



March 22, 2024


Cartier Theatre, Montreal 
The new Groupe Carosielli event space  


Cocktail reception + Pour Juju gala : 7:00 p.m. to 2 a.m

*This ticket includes access to the food stations and the open bar


Pour Juju gala only: 9:30 p.m. to 2  a.m.

*This ticket includes access to the open bar. Early birds pricing.  


Léonard, the little lion who grew big and strong

“We have to act now.”

That’s what Roxane and Georges-Etienne were told when they arrived at the CHU Sainte-Justine neonatal intensive care unit in April 2020. Suffering from life-threatening septic shock, their baby had to be taken out of the womb as quickly as possible to receive emergency care. At only 25 weeks’ gestation, his chances of survival were low.

“Léonard” stands for “lionhearted.” Roxane and Georges-Etienne chose the name because their son was due to be born in August, under the sign of Leo, the lion. With this name, the parents hoped to ward off fate and give their baby the strength to make it until August, at the very least.

He held on strong for months, through intensive care, cerebral palsy, breathing difficulties, tube feeding, and eye and brain surgeries, all in the middle of a pandemic, no less.

Almost four years later, Léonard continues to defy the odds. And he’s doing great! He owes his strength to the love of his parents, the cutting-edge care at Sainte-Justine, and the generosity of donors like you, who are helping propel pediatric medicine to new heights.

Lénoard and his mother, Roxanne. and his father, Georges-Etienne

25 years of great strides for the health of mothers and children in Quebec

Since 1999, the members of the Cercle de Sainte-Justine have dedicated themselves to the cause of mothers and sick children. United by their determination and energy, they are masters at organizing, recruiting and engaging the business community for the cause. Over the years, their events have become highlights of Montrealers’ philanthropic calendar.

Since its creation, the Cercle de Sainte-Justine has donated more than $17 million to priority projects at CHU Sainte-Justine. This colossal support has had major impacts on:

  • Neonatal care and research, through the creation of the neonatal centre of excellence. Every day, this centre ensures that premature babies receive the best personalized care so they can thrive, from birth to adulthood.
  • Brain disease research, through the creation of new neuroscience laboratories. These labs support the understanding and treatment of autism, schizophrenia, and intellectual disabilities, as well as language, mood, and attention disorders.
  • Perinatal care, through the acquisition of essential equipment for the perinatal unit, which provides care and support for babies and their families through treatment and prevention.
  • The hospital environment, through improvements to the Hôtellerie Cachou. In terms of humanizing care, the Cercle’s support makes it possible to offer greater comfort, a more welcoming environment, and safer, higher-quality facilities to the parents who stay there during their child’s hospitalization.

Growing beyond for the health of future generations

Providing care in childhood has more impact to ensure better overall health overall than intervening at any other stage of life.

More than ever, growing beyond for every child is allowing us to provide more effective treatments and predict the development of diseases that may prevent children from thriving, now and in the future.

Acting early, often when a child is still in the womb, can have a transformative effect on the entire life trajectory of both the child and their family.

There’s not a minute to lose to change the life trajectory of every child in Quebec.

With its exceptional mobilizing force, the Cercle de Sainte-Justine supports the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation and allows its university-affiliated hospital to keep pace with the leading developments in pediatrics.

Together, let’s grow beyond and transform lives, for life.