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Scarborough’s outstanding generosity has contributed greatly to healthcare

The Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Charity Walk-a-thon raised $10,000 for The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, and in past years has raised more than $150,000
The Scarborough Hospital Foundation believes thatStrongCommunitiesBuildStrongHospitals, and judging by their success the past few years it’s clear the people ofScarboroughare mighty indeed.
Since 2009, more than 22,000 people have made donations to the hospital totalling more than $10.3 million. That’s a 25 per cent increase in revenue growth over the past three years.
Through the outstanding generosity of our community, staff, volunteers and physicians, and the hard work of the Foundation, our patients have benefitted from:

  • An MRI machine
  • 3 CT Scanners
  • 1 SPECT CT Scanner
  • 23 Hemodialysis Machines
  • 16 Patient Monitors40 Beds

Another $4.4 million has been pledged towards our MRI Campaign, a large portion being raised through a number of community events and campaigns. Two of these events, The Islamic Foundation of Toronto’s Give 2 Live Dinner and the Abu Bakr Siddique Mosque Fundraising Dinner, raised $90,000 and $80,000 respectively in only one night.
The hospital also receives ongoing community contributions from organizations such as the Chinese Outreach Committee, the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Canadian Legion. Over the years they have donated more than $1 million to purchase equipment and support hospital programs.
Major gifts this past year, from Dr. Michael and Amira Dan, and Dr. Harold and Anne Stein, have gone a long way in allowing the hospital to provide excellent delivery of care to its patients.
This year, the Foundation is hosting its first ever Scarborough World Gala Lifetime Achievement Award, to honour the contributions of renowned surgeon and outstanding Canadian, Dr. Neville G. Poy, and raise funds to support the hospital’s Nephrology Program. The program is one of the largest inNorth America, but is currently over capacity and has limited resources and funding. However, due to the life and death nature of Chronic Kidney Disease, patients are never turned away.
Through this gala, the Foundation hopes to raise $1 million to help the program realize its vision of building a community hub that will provide advanced prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services a modern facility.
Strong communities do build strong hospitals, and together we can truly provide an outstanding care experience that meets the unique needs of each and every patient.
Click here to learn more about The Scarborough Hospital Foundation.

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