Schedule of the day:
8 am  Registration and breakfast
9 am  Warm-up and Welcome
9:30 am  Tabata - 40 min
10:20 am  Core Method - 30 min
10:50 am  Mindful Eating
11:00 am  Piyo - 30 min
11:40 am  Zumba - 30 min
12:10 pm  Closing Ceremonies
12:30 pm  Lunch

MINDSTRONG is a high-energy fitness and fundraising event benefiting mental health services and programs at the Jewish General Hospital. Participants have the opportunity to engage at their own pace in energizing exercise sessions, including Piyo, Tabata, Core Method, and Zumba. The tennis qualification event is taking place on Thursday, May 2, also at Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire. A great team and community event that includes gifts and prizes, a fabulous auction, as well as a delicious and well-balanced lunch and healthy snacks.

Who is behind MINDSTRONG?

MINDSTRONG is a Jewish General Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary event.


Honourary President: Tony Marinaro, TSN 690

Founding Co-Chairs: Jodi Mintz and Stacey Herman Serero

Co-Chairs: Justin Lessard-Wajcer and Elizabeth Wiener
Midtown Sanctuaire: Diane Saucier and Stefani Hope
Sponsorship Co-Chairs: George Itzkovitz, Tyran Morris and Alan Rossy
Ambassadors: David Marino, Lee Haberkorn and Malik Shaheed

Chief of Psychiatry: Dr. Karl Looper

Committee Members:
Candi Alper, Demi Assiminas, Orit Eisenberg, Carmelle Gedeon, Pat Ifrah, Cara Itzkovitz, Stephanie Taylor Kalil, Cindy Katz, David Marsh, Cindy Naimer, Jessica Pinto, Eden Polansky, Pam Salzman, Sandra Shamie, Vicky Shemie, Sharon Singer and Emmy Zemel.

JGH Foundation Executive Vice-President: Larry Sidel

JGH Auxiliary Director: Nancy Rubin

JGH Foundation Chair: Edward Wiltzer

JGH Foundation President and CEO: Bram Freedman

JGH Foundation President Emeritus: Myer Bick

JGH Foundation Vice-President and Chief Development Officer: Betty Elkaim

JGH Foundation Director, Marketing and communications: Victoria Salvador

JGH Foundation Associate Director, Special Events: Anna Katsafouros

Event Coordination: Mary Etzitian and Cinzia Russo

JGH Auxiliary Co-Chairs: Renna Bassal and Sarah Hutman

Young Minds Chairs: Orit Eisenberg and Sharon Singer

Young Minds School Liaison: Stephanie Taylor Kalil

Young Minds Leaders: Gab Dadoun and Emmy Zemel

Chairman of the Board JGH Corporation: Howard Dermer

President & CEO CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal: Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg

Our mission is to advance health care and medical research for the people of Quebec by supporting Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH).

Every one of us who works at the Foundation fundamentally wants to leave this world in better condition than how we found it. And because we believe everyone deserves exceptional care without exception, we work day in, day out to raise funds so we can make the best healthcare, facilities and research possible. We believe that it is by partnering with you that we improve our world; your hospital.

Founded in 1936, The Auxiliary has been active as a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Jewish General Hospital through its businesses and special fundraising endeavours. The Auxiliary also provides a broad range of innovative programs and services to patients, their families and the community.

Midtown is part of the Midtown Athletic Clubs® group. Founded in 1969, this network was the first to offer indoor tennis facilities in North America. Midtown Athletic Clubs® have top quality services and facilities, and each club is a friendly social setting where members and their families can build relationships and truly feel a sense of belonging. Midtown is Montréal’s leading sports complex; it is a club like no other, offering exceptional service to its members since 1987.

Young Minds provides essential mental health workshops to schools along with interactive discussions with students and fundraising initiatives.