On Sunday June 11th, I had the privilege of joining the CHEO Foundation team answering phones to receive pledges in the 34th annual edition of the CHEO Telethon. This year’s telethon was a record-breaking success with the final total of $8,727,897 raised!
Funds raised will help CHEO purchase specialized medical equipment, make much needed renovations within the hospital, and conduct life-saving research in areas such as cancer, youth mental health and childhood obesity. Proceeds will also help improve the “kid-friendly” nature of the hospital by purchasing games, toys and crafts to make a patient’s stay at CHEO as comfortable as possible.
I would like to thank Mayor Jim Watson and my Councillor colleagues, Jody Mitic, Mark Taylor, Tim Tierney, Riley Brockington, and Allan Hubley, as well as MP Mona Fortier, MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP Lisa Macleod and everyone else that participated in taking the calls including residents of Stittsville. Thanks as well go to everyone who supported the CHEO Telethon either through volunteering, donations, or both.
Congratulations to all of the staff and volunteers for such an amazing year! To learn more about CHEO services and upcoming events that are held to help support the Foundation you can visit here.