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Research Creates the Best Medicine

From Susan Horvath, President, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation

September 4, 2007 - Have you ever wondered what the humble fruit fly has to do with research? Probably not – though you’re about to hear the buzz!

I’m thrilled to announce that this week, we’re launching a unique fundraising campaign, Research Creates the Best Medicine.

Research Creates the Best MedicineThe campaign kicks off with a full-page advertisement in the Globe and Mail on Tuesday, September 4, (the image on the right) and you’ll be able to read more about our friend the fruit fly, and how the collaborative research team in our internationally acclaimed Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute is exploring the genetic causes of many devastating diseases.

Mount Sinai Hospital is a world leader in medical research, a true pioneer, as one of the first health-care institutions in Canada to formally integrate research with clinical practice. Our researchers are committed to finding cures and treatments for diseases from cancer to diabetes, arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease. The work they are doing is already impacting today’s patients and creating a healthier future for our children and their children.

Research can help prevent disease and reduce costs associated with keeping people healthy. As U.S. philanthropist Mary Lasker so poignantly said, “If you think research is expensive, try disease.” Giving to research at Mount Sinai will help our world-class teams of scientists find new cures and treatments for people in Canada and around the world.

This intensive campaign – running until December – will raise funds for 32 research chairs, create greater public awareness about why research is so important today, and highlight Mount Sinai as a research-intensive hospital. Research makes a difference in health care and donor support can make a difference in research.

Read more about Research Creates the Best Medicine.