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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Transformational gift announcement supporting paediatric brain & mental health

·2 min read

Donation supports SickKids VS Limits Campaign

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2021 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join the SickKids community in the celebration of an announcement of a transformative gift to support paediatric brain and mental health. This donation will enable advances in paediatric brain health and development, as well as child and youth mental health by bringing together a critical mass of multidisciplinary expertise needed to tackle the brain's unparalleled complexity.

The SickKids VS Limits Campaign has raised $1.3 billion to date. (CNW Group/SickKids Foundation)
The SickKids VS Limits Campaign has raised $1.3 billion to date. (CNW Group/SickKids Foundation)

Join us in announcing this incredibly generous gift, acknowledging its donor, and celebrating its vision: healthy minds start here.

Launched in October 2017, the SickKids VS: Limits campaign is a six-year, $1.5 billion fundraising campaign, the largest in Canadian health care history. A key element of the campaign involves re-imagining the SickKids campus, including building the new Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower on University Avenue. To date, the campaign has celebrated reaching its one millionth donor and surpassing $1.3 billion raised.

When:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021



Where:

Note two outdoor locations as follows:




Pre-event photo opportunity


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. SickKids front lawn, 555 University Avenue


Lead donor, SickKids patient family and SickKids representatives




Media announcement event


11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Remarks will begin at 11 a.m. sharp


Shangri-La Hotel


188 University Avenue, Garden Terrace



Who:

Lead donor, who will share their personal connection to mental health


Marlowe Cuss Doyle, 12, (neonatal stroke survivor) and her dad, Declan Doyle


Dr. Ronald Cohn, President and CEO, SickKids


Ted Garrard, CEO, SickKids Foundation


Dr. Steven Miller, Head, Division of Neurology and Centre for Brain & Mental Health, SickKids


Dr. Suneeta Monga, Associate Chief of Psychiatry, SickKids

Note: SickKids Foundation is following COVID-19 safety protocols and masking, physical distancing and other measures will be in place. Attendance at both the photo opportunity and the announcement event is limited to speakers, guests, media and staff who are fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination is required.

SOURCE SickKids Foundation

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