History

The Serge Payer Foundation was established by Serge Payer, who was looking for a way to help others deal with the debilitating effects of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Payer became ill with GBS at age 19, when he was playing junior hockey with the Kitchener Rangers. After his recovery, he vowed to do something to help others struggling with the disease—and so the Serge Payer Foundation was created.

2000

In 2000 we donated $15,000 to the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Chapter of Canada Inc. Of that donation, $10,000 was used by Ms. Maureen Kachmar located in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the soon-to-be-formed Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada Inc. $5000 was used to assist Dr. Angelika Hahn with her medical research at the University Hospital in London, Ontario.

2002

In 2002, we donated $20,000 to Dr. Angelika Hawn of the University Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada. The funds were used for research into new treatments and the search for a cure.

2004

In 2004, we donated $4,000 to support the startup of the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada Inc.

2005

In 2005, we donated $15,000 to the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada Inc.

2008

In 2008, we donated $25,000 to support the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada Inc.

2012

In 2012, we donated $10,000 to support the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada Inc.

In total, the Serge Payer Foundation has also donated over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

It is my hope to raise general awareness of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and help people who are afflicted with this debilitating illness. Ultimately, I’d like to do whatever I can to help fund research, new treatments and a cure for this disease.