TORONTO — As part of SickKids Foundation’s Donor of the Weekcelebration, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto presented a cheque for $100,000 to the foundation on September 25.
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is a long-time partner of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Since 2013, Chelsea Hotel has donated $700,000 in support of AboutKidsHealth — a health education resource for children, youth and caregivers that empowers families to become a partner in their own healthcare by equipping them with reliable, evidence-based health information that is easy to understand and immediately available, regardless of where they are in Canada or the world.
“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. “We are not only willing to go above and beyond to bring comfort to our guests, but also to bring comfort to families in need in the local community in which we operate. It is our hope to not only increase awareness for SickKids, but to continue to raise much-needed funds to help those children in their care.”
Chelsea Hotel has also committed to raise another $500,000 over the next five years in support of the SickKids VS Limits campaign — the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian healthcare history — which will bring the hotel’s total commitment to the campaign to more than $1 million.
“We cannot thank the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto enough for steadfastly believing in our vision for the future of SickKids,” says Adam Starkman, vice-president, Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation. “Their generous support means continued investment in educational resources like AboutKidsHealth, in addition to helping us realize our goal of building a renewed, re-imagined SickKids with technological and supportive capabilities able match the world-class care provided by our medical staff.”