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An inspiring story: the creation of the Julie Thorn Fund
The Foundation of Greater Montréal took the opportunity at the National Philanthropy Day gathering to share an inspiring story. It goes back to February 21, 2012, the day on which a 16-year-old girl named Julie Thorn died at Polyvalente Deux-Montagnes after going into cardiac arrest. Not long after this tragic event, Marie-Hélène Proulx, a student then aged 19, and Marie-Hélène Thorn, the sister of Julie, created the Julie Thorn Fund. Their objective: provide schools with automated external defibrillators (AED) and deliver training on cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR). More here.