Saturday, November 20, 2004

UHN Campaign

Photo Gallery for this article: UHN Campaign

As a Team Volunteer, Transplantation, I attended the Campaign Cabinet Meeting at Toronto Western Hospital on the evening of November 10th. Along with Tennys Hanson, President and CEO of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, I was pleased to speak on behalf of our Transplantation fund raising activities.

Tennys announced that on November 2nd a large conference room on the 11th floor of the Transplant Centre was officially named the Fujisawa Canada Conference room in recognition of their commitment of $1.4 million towards transplant research. I reported on the succes of our Birthday Ball, a gala event November 3rd which raised an estimated $140,000 in support of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program. I also noted that the draw for the raffle in support of the Transplant Fund for Excellence will be held on November 30th.

Other campaign team reports included Diabetes, Heart & Circulation/Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neural & Sensory Sciences, Breast & Gynaecological Cancer, Brain Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Gastrointestinal & Genitourinary Cancer & the Prostate Centre, Leukemia, Lumphoma & Myeloma and Lung Cancer.

Bryce Douglas, Campaign Chair, reported that the campaign has been very successful and we are well on our way to achieving our goal, with $344,249,883 raised to the end of September, 2004.

A highlight of the evening was a tour of the biplane angiography suites at Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. Karel G. TerBrugge conducted the fascinating and informative tour and I have covered this in a separate post.

I have published a few photos to my gallery with captions and comments for you to browse and enjoy: UHN Campaign

Merv Sheppard.

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