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The Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre

Salah & Jacob

We are proud to name our new Dialysis Centre after Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex. Salah and Jacob are leaders in every way. They are generous donors and enthusiastic champions.

Philanthropist Salah Bachir is a dialysis patient at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, which he calls his “second home” given how often he visits for treatment. His frequent treatments inspired him to donate himself and raise $2 million to support better dialysis care at St. Joseph’s, including the launch of the Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre, which is named after him and his husband Jacob Yerex.

“There is so much need in our communities and it gives me great pleasure to help,” said Bachir. “St. Joe’s is a particular passion of mine because as a member of the west-end community and a patient, I want to help my neighbours get the best health care possible.”

Thank you to all of our donors for improving care 

St. Joe’s west end community came together to help support this modern new space. We would like to thank everyone who supported the new facility including the following supporters who gave $10,000 or more.

Salah Bachir & Jacob Yerex
Guests of the Salah Bachir Show
Bank of Montreal
Dr. Adriana Berbece
Cineplex Entertainment LP
Cineplex Media
Dr. Amr Elmaraghy & Hanan Abdelhafez
The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation
Sheila Gregory & Eugene Knapik
The Hunt Family Charitable Foundation
Ellis Jacob
Dr. Amrit Kang
Dr. Stavros Karanicolas
Simon Kattar
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Mantella Corporation
Dan McGrath
Murray Frum Foundation   

The Ouellette Family Foundation
Paulcorp Investments Inc.
Phamous Characters Inc.
Andrew & Valerie Pringle
Dr. Myurathy Rao
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
Dr. Joanna Sasal
Olga Shuper
The Slaight Family Foundation
And several anonymous donors

See photos from the April 7, 2019 opening celebration 

Dialysis Centre
Salah Bachir at the Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre opening
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