Mackenzie Health News

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    A milestone birthday inspires gift of generosity

    The party may be over, but Mackenzie Health Foundation is still celebrating the exceptional generosity of Carmelo and Milena Calabro. Carmelo Calabro celebrated, with family, friends and members of the business community, his milestone 60th birthday at a sensational Casino Royale theme party in May. At the request of Carmelo and Milena Calabro, guests generously […]

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    Longtime community partner cues up support

    A long-standing friend and partner of Mackenzie Health, Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto (Jaffari Islamic Centre)has been busy educating and engaging the community to inspire philanthropic support of Mackenzie Health. A month after more than 25 of the group’s members participated in our 11th annual Richview Manor’s Strides for Stroke in May, the Jaffari […]

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    Longtime friend devoted to volunteerism, philanthropy

    Mackenzie Health and Mackenzie Health Foundation lost a dear friend with the passing of longtime volunteer and generous donor Ruth Coxford. Mackenzie Health and Mackenzie Health Foundation lost a dear friend with the passing of longtime volunteer and generous donor Ruth Coxford last month. The much beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend […]

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    Adriana’s spirit inspires bond of caring

     “The wolf huffed and he puffed but he couldn’t blow Adriana’s spirit down.” A cartoon image of the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood is just one of the many images of fictional characters and their messages of inspiration on posters covering the walls of Adriana Miele’s patient room at Mackenzie Health. In fact, not […]

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    Plenary Health selected to design, build, finance and maintain Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

    Mackenzie Health and Infrastructure Ontario have announced that Plenary Health will design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. “This is an exciting step forward for the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. We will soon break ground on this state-of-the-art new facility that will offer high-quality health care to the community in Vaughan,” Dr. […]

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    A 100% commitment to caring

    Mackenzie Health’s pediatricians are all in for the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign. Under the leadership of Chief of Pediatrics Dr. David Gryn, every physician in the pediatrics program has made a gift to the $250-million campaign to help build and equip Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, according to […]

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    Bingo Rama with SAVI

    The Seniors’ Association of Vaughan Initiative (SAVI) hosted its annual Bingo Rama at Vellore Village Community Centre April 13. Mackenzie Health won the biggest prize at this game of luck and fun – a donation totalling $2,600 in support of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. To date, SAVI has raised more than $14,000 for the future hospital […]

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    Strides for Stroke growing in popularity, success every year

    The annual Richview Manor’s Strides for Stroke in support of Mackenzie Health is a family affair for the Vetteses. As both a participant and organizing committee volunteer for Mackenzie Health Foundation, longtime Richmond Hill resident John Vettese is passionate about supporting his local hospital and giving back to his community. More than 70 members of […]

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    Leah is helping sick kids at Mackenzie Health

    Instead of getting presents for her sixth birthday, Leah Lapsker asked friends and family to make a donation to help sick children at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. “I like helping people and I wish when I grow up I will be a nice, kind person,” Leah says. Although not quite grown up yet, Leah has […]

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    Walking for Margaret

    In our last edition of InTouch in April, we shared a story about a friendship between 11-year-old Aidan Walpole and 94-year-old Margaret Kemp. A bond developed over a fundraising goal of $500 for Richview Manor’s Strides for Stroke event in May 2015. They surpassed their goal, raising $4,800 for Mackenzie Health and earning Aidan the […]

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    The business of caring together

    More than 550 corporate and local business partners support Mackenzie Health Foundation’s fundraising and ‘friendraising’ efforts, contributing more than $2.7 million in donations last year. “The impact of corporate partnerships is invaluable,” Mackenzie Health Foundation President and CEO Ingrid Perry says. “Businesses have influence in the community. They are recognizable and their message is powerful […]