The second annual Hazel McCallion Walk for Health took place this past weekend and was a huge success as a record-breaking number of 2,100 community members and staff and professional staff from Trillium Health Partners, along with their families and friends, came out to walk in honour of the late Mayor’s memory. Altogether, the Hazel Walk raised funds through sponsorships, vendors and donations to individual walkers and teams, with Orlando Corporation’s record corporate matching gift doubling the donations portion for a grand total of almost $750,000 all in support of Trillium Health Partners.
“It was a huge honour to meet and work with Hazel McCallion in her last few years and this event perfectly captured what mattered to her: supporting Trillium Health Partners so that the hospital can keep up with the growing needs of her community” said Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “She would have been so proud to see everyone out walking and enjoying themselves to advance our new hospital. Thanks to all who came out and made the day another record-breaking success.”
Money raised from the walk will help Trillium Health Partners build Canada’s largest hospital, the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. Once the hospital is built, it will provide more beds, shorter wait times, and greater specialization closer to home for patients and their families. It will also equip hospital physicians and staff with leading-edge equipment and resources needed to deliver exceptional care for the growing community.
Special thanks to returning Presenting Sponsor RBC for their ongoing and generous support, which included appearances by RBCxMusic Talent CZN – winners of Canadian Families Got Talent, Dallas, with over 28 million streams of her song Outerspace, and 2x Canadian Olympian Javier Acevedo to lead a warmup with attendees.
Broadcaster and walk spokesperson Melanie Ng joined forces with Tammie Sutherland, anchor, Breakfast Television to help promote the event and many volunteers from the community helped ensure the event was a success.
The adorable and talented Global Pet Foods’ SuperDogs were also in attendance and wowed families with their impressive tricks.
Much appreciation and gratitude goes to other sponsors, without whom the day wouldn’t be possible, including CIBC, Lakeview, Mentor College and TEAM School, Longo’s, Peel Police Services Board, Edenshaw, Sabouring Family Foundation and Port Credit Community Foundation, Canada Goose, Square One, Cardinal Meats, Pizza Pizza, FLATO, Furcon, Keller Williams Real Estate, AC Mechanical, Amgen, No Frills, Paramount Foods, and Tim Hortons.
The Hazel McCallion Walk for Health will return in 2024 to help Trillium Health Partners Foundation continue to raise the necessary funds to achieve its bold vision: building a new kind of health care for a healthier community.
About Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Trillium Health Partners Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest priority needs of Trillium Health Partners, the largest community-based hospital network in Canada. For more information, please visit https://trilliumgiving.ca.
About Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based hospital systems in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, THP serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto, and surrounding communities. THP is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, is an associate member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and a proud member of Mississauga’s Ontario Health Team. THP is committed to reducing inequities and improving health in the community. Visit www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca.