Chelsea Hotel, Toronto has been a long-time partner of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, donating $500,000 to support AboutKidsHealth – a trusted online resource created by SickKids experts – since 2013.
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is part of the SickKids community and has a very special relationship with SickKids patients and their families.
In collaboration with SickKids, the Chelsea CARES Program provides accommodation for families in need, creating a home away from home in what can be scary and stressful times. Chelsea Hotel’s dedication to SickKids helps improve the lives of children across the country.
Now Chelsea Hotel has committed to raising $500,000 over the next five years in support of the SickKids VS Limits campaign, bringing their total commitment to the campaign to over $1 million.
As a result of their commitment of $1 million in total, the hotel is being recognized as a Catalyst Donor — a community leader who shares the SickKids vision, and who can help to transform this vision into a reality and revolutionize paediatric health care access, quality and effectiveness, both at home, and around the world.
Josef Ebner, regional vice-president – Canada & managing director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, said: “The ability to “give back” to the community is not only an important philosophy of Chelsea
Hotel, Toronto but it is something the hotel practices every day. 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.”
Ebner continued: “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.”
Looking ahead, SickKids is taking on the greatest challenges in child health with the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian health care history with the unprecedented goal of $1.3 billion through philanthropy.
The SickKids VS Limits campaign is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform child and youth health. As a leader, SickKids has always been on the front lines in the fight against childhood illness. But today, the biggest fight is against limits – the limits of a 1949 building; the limits on applying scientific knowledge at the bedside; and the limits of outdated models of care.
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In the photo
Seen, from l to r, are Rob Housez, general manager, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto; Sean Schurr, AboutKidsHealth; Kathy Motton, patient ambassador, SickKids; Josef Ebner, regional vice-president – Canada and managing director, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto; and Adam Starkman, VP corporate partnerships, SickKids Foundation.