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Walking and rolling for Etobicoke: Osler’s Fourth Annual Walk ’n Roll Fest for Healthy Families raises over $75,000 for Etobicoke General

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Published on June 11, 2018 with No Comments

June 11, 2018, ETOBICOKE – On Sunday, June 10, over 600 people came together at Woodbine racetrack
to participate in the fourth annual Walk ‘N Roll Fest for Healthy Families in support of William Osler Health System. A triple crown wasn’t at stake—the 5 km walk was focused on something even more valuable—
raising vital funds for Etobicoke General Hospital (EGH), which is currently undergoing a transformation.
This year’s event raised $75,448.
“The community really stepped up to the plate to support health care in Etobicoke,” said Ken Mayhew,
President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “Etobicoke General is being transformed and
we are very grateful for the help to build and equip the new patient tower. Thank you to everyone who
came out to support their community hospital!”
Participants and volunteers at Walk ’n Roll Fest had a great time as they completed the circuit under blue
skies. After crossing the finish line, everyone was treated to a healthy lunch and entertainment that included
bouncy castles, face-painting, a reptile petting zoo, games and a spell-binding magic show.
All funds raised will be matched by Orlando Corporation’s $15 Million Matching Challenge and will help
equip the new patient tower at EGH, which is currently under construction. Scheduled to open to the public
in early 2019, the new tower will provide greater access to programs and services, like emergency and
women’s and children’s care, which are needed most by the growing community. The new tower will include
a new Emergency Department, Critical Care and Intensive Care Units, Maternal Newborn Unit, Ambulatory
Procedures Unit, as well as Cardiorespiratory and Neurodiagnostic services.
Special thanks to the sponsors who supported the Walk ’n Roll Fest for Healthy Families this year including:
BMO Bank of Montreal, Woodbine Entertainment (Venue and Lunch Sponsor), CIBC and Diamondboi
Designs.
To donate or for more information about the new patient tower, and some of the incredible physicians who
work at EGH, please visit YouHaveThePower.ca.
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM AND OSLER FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System is a
hospital system that serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities within the Central West
Local Health Integration Network. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery
program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation builds and fosters relationships in order to
raise funds to support William Osler Health System’s capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital,
Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
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Photo 1: Over 600 people participated in the fourth annual Walk ‘N Roll Fest for Health Families at
Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday, June 10. The event raised over $75,000 for Etobicoke General Hospital.
Photo 2: The Kshatriya Family won the award for top community team, raising over $10,000 in support of
Etobicoke General.

 

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