On Sunday September 23, 2018, Cassie and I will be riding on the Niagara Escarpment northwest of Milton for the St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
St. Joe’s is nearing the end of a capital campaign that is targeting to raise $100 million for major renovations and improvement to the hospital. In July, the Foundation announced another $10 million gift from the Garron Family for two new MRI machines and the necessary infrastructure. Big gifts are fantastic and they provide transformational opportunities for healthcare but sustained annual giving from members of the community is critically important to the long-term viability of health care in our community.
I said this in my message last year but it worth repeating. For people who live in the west end of Toronto (anywhere south of Eglinton and east of Highway 427) - this is your community hospital! If you or your family call 911 there is a very high probability that the paramedics will take you or your loved one to St. Joe’s. More than 80% of a person's lifetime health care needs will be delivered by community hospitals. Donating money to your community hospital is in your own self-interests.
I have committed to raise $10,000 for this event! I need your help.