Michael Douglas to Host Fundraiser for Hospital That First Diagnosed Throat Cancer

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Oscar-winning actor to host May 3 fund-raiser for Montreal hospital that diagnosed his throat cancer that other doctors overlooked.

TORONTO – Michael Douglas will next month host a fund-raiser at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital, which first diagnosed his throat cancer that others had missed, the Canadian Press newswire reported Tuesday.

Oscar-winning Douglas will be the star attraction at the $375-a-plate gala on May 3 at Le Windsor in downtown Montreal. “That's where he found out he had his cancer,” Allen Burry, Douglas’ publicist, told the Canadian Press about the Jewish General Hospital. “He was happy to do it (the fundraiser),” Burry added. "It was his very gracious offer to help us in view of his own battle with throat cancer," Dr. Saul Frenkiel also told the news agency.

One of the auction items at the fund-raiser will be a round of golf with Douglas and his actress wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, near to their vacation home in the Mont-Tremblant region north of Montreal.