Inspirational Stories: Channeling the power of music 

An intergenerational group of McGill University doctors and medical students, who share a passion for the healing power of both medicine and music, came together in Montreal in April 2022 to perform a benefit concert in support of Ukraine and MSF’s general fund. 

Attended by over 500 people, including many from Montreal’s Ukrainian community, the event surpassed an initial goal to raise $10,000. 

“The invasion of Ukraine, causing tremendous loss of live and senseless destruction, reminds us of a similar war 30 years ago in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. I Medici di McGill, then and now, contributed with a benefit concert for MSF,” says Dr. Ante Padjen, the orchestra’s founder and director. 

Unrestricted donations to MSF’s general fund give our teams the flexibility to respond whenever and wherever people’s needs are greatest in more than 70 countries around the world.