Osler Foundation to raise $1 million for COVID-19 response
April 1, 2020, BRAMPTON— William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) is committing to raise $1 million for William Osler Health System’s (Osler) novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response. The Health Care Heroes campaign was launched to raise funds to help provide Osler’s health care workers with the tools they need to save lives. Funds raised will go towards purchasing urgently needed equipment, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, stretchers, vital signs monitors and thermometers. People wishing to make a donation can visit oslerfoundation.org/covid19.
“The needs of our hospitals are urgent and the community’s support is critical to ensuring the health and safety of those who rely on Osler for care,” said Bob Peacock, Chair, Osler Foundation. “We know this is a difficult time for many and every donation goes a long way to helping our health care heroes meet the growing needs of our patients. Funds are required to help purchase equipment to help respond to this crisis.”
Steve Robinson, Wealth Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, and Osler Foundation Board member is matching all donations made right now—up to $250,000. That means that every donation made is doubled.
“If there was ever a time to support health care in our community, that time is now,” said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, Osler Foundation. “Our hospitals rely on the support of our community and in times like these, they need it more than ever. Our staff, physicians and volunteers—our health care heroes– need your support.”