SickKids Takes Off With Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Canada continues to support the SickKids Foundation, donating over $50,000 in flights since 2017.

Over the past two years the flight donations have supported the Centre for Global Child Health’s capacity-building projects in sub-Saharan Africa and the International Patient Program, both at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto.

The International Patient Program is funded in part by The Herbie Fund, which helps children around the world receive life-saving surgery and treatment at SickKids.

Wendy Dempsey, associate director, cause marketing, SickKids Foundation, said: “We are grateful to Ethiopian Airlines Canada for their continued commitment to improving child health. the tickets they generously provide allow us to continue to make a difference to patients and families around the world.”

Ethiopian Airlines’ country manager in Canada, Samson Arega commented: “We are extremely proud to support SickKids towards these important initiatives. We know with the flights Ethiopian Airlines donates, it allows for funding to go towards much-needed support in providing world-class care and educational training in the most remote areas in Africa,” said. “We value our partnership and the contribution we can make, and it reflects our airlines’ spirit of giving back towards positive changes.”

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In the photo

Seen here, from l to r, are Samson Arega Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager, Laura Lewis-Watts, Program Manager, Centre for Global Child Health, Wendy Dempsey Associate Director SickKids Cause Marketing, Stephanie De Young, Interprofessional Educator, Centre for Global Child Health, David Timmins, Ethiopian Airlines Canada National Sales Manager.