Repairing the World

Sheila Kussner and the Power of Empathy

Ask most anyone who knows Sheila Kussner to describe her, and they say the same thing: “She’s unstoppable.” Renowned in her native Montreal as a fundraiser extraordinaire, the champion of cancer treatment and care was still going strong as her ninetieth birthday approached to secure the financial future of her best-known achievement, Hope & Cope, a pioneering, peer-based support service for cancer patients. Sheila also raised tens of millions of dollars to create the oncology department of McGill University. But as this biography explores, fundraising only scratches the surface of the character and deeds of this remarkable figure.

book specs

6 x 9


$32.00 (Hardcover)


978-1-988025-95-7 (Hardcover)

release date

May 1, 2022

media contact

Sarah Barlow




Media Roundup

Globe and Mail: Sheila Kussner just raised another $7-million for charity. Her secret? She’s really good at asking Montreal’s elite to donate

McGill News: The One and Only Sheila Kussner

The One and Only Sheila Kussner, McGill News

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