ORONTO — The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto recently presented a cheque for $100,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto as part of SickKids Foundation’s “Donor of the Week” celebration.
“The ability to “give back” to the community is not only an important philosophy of the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto but it is something the hotel practices every day,” says Josef Ebner, regional vice-president – Canada & managing director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto. “It’s our hope to not only increase awareness for SickKids, but to continue to raise much-needed funds to help those children in their care.”
For the past seventeen years, the annual Chelsea Charity Golf Classic has raised funds and awareness for charity and this year’s event will once again, support AboutKidsHealth. Looking ahead, SickKids continues to take on the greatest challenges in child health through the SickKids VS Limits campaign — the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian-healthcare history.
Since 2013, Chelsea Hotel has donated $500,000 in support of AboutKidsHealth — a health-education resource for children, youth and caregivers that empowers families to become a partner in their own healthcare through easy-to-understand, evidence-based health information that is immediately available, regardless of where they are in Canada or the world. Chelsea Hotel has also joined the fight against these limits by committing to raise another $500,000 over the next five years in support of the SickKids VS Limits campaign, bringing its total commitment to the campaign to more than $1 million.
“We are incredibly grateful for the continued leadership and generous support of Chelsea Hotel, Toronto,” says Adam Starkman, vice-president, Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation. “Their contributions will help SickKids continue to invest in important educational resources like AboutKidsHealth and build a renewed, re-imagined SickKids with cutting-edge operating suites, more room for families and more room for the innovative technologies that will deliver better outcomes for children in Canada and around the world.”