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It is a pleasure to connect with you across care, research, and education through this weekly CEO update – all in service of A Healthier World.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation's Starlight Investments Journey to Conquer Cancer raised $1.4 million for cancer research, treatment, and patient care Sunday. More than 2,000 participants either walked or ran one kilometre, three kilometres, or five kilometres to raise funds for the Princess Margaret in the 10th year of this event, which has raised more than $14.4 million cumulatively. This is fresh off the heels of the
hugely successful Ride to Conquer Cancer, which raised $17.3 million for life-saving cancer research. Events such as these – which take a profound amount of preparation and collaboration – are crucial for bringing in the funds that make a lasting impact. My sincere thanks to all involved in these stellar events.
Congratulations to UHN Foundation for achieving its billion-dollar fundraising goal a year ahead of schedule! Between
April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2023, UHN Foundation raised $1.02B – from 514,000 gifts from more than 72,000 donors – in support of research, education, and enhanced patient care at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Toronto Rehab, and the Michener. Thank you to the UHN Foundation team for your dedication, to our volunteers, and to all of TeamUHN – each of you plays a role in inspiring our philanthropic community to help us build A Healthier World. A special thanks to Tennys Hanson, whose inspired leadership as CEO of the UHN Foundation for 23 years has been crucial to achieving this goal and so many others. Many of these funds have already been put to work. Our donors have helped us build the new Rapid Assessment Centre inside the TGH Emergency Department, perform the world's first robot-assisted brain surgery, create universal blood-type organs for transplant, launch the NORC Innovation Centre to help older adults age in place, discover blood molecules that will lead to an early diagnostic test for arthritis, complete Phase 1 of the Temerty Advanced Surgical Education and Simulation Centre at the Michener, bring vision screening to vulnerable communities through Project OPEN, and much more.
UHN's Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) represents a broad range of voices and skill sets from across the organization and provides direction and oversight in service of patients, TeamUHN and our vision of A Healthier World. See the full membership on
The last ELF meeting was held on Thursday, June 16.
Sunday was Father's Day, a celebration of the dads, step-dads, grandfathers and father figures in our lives. Fathers play an incredible role in the lives of children and families, helping to shape future generations with their love, guidance, and support. We proudly celebrate all of the dedicated dads in the TeamUHN family.
June 19 th is
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Day. Under stressful conditions, the red blood cells of people with SCD become crescent-shaped and these “sickled" cells cause a range of complications, including intense pain. SCD can also damage bones and organs, including eyes, brains, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Though the genetic disease impacts all people in Canada, SCD disproportionately impacts Black communities who face a distinct form of discrimination. Ontario Health recently launched its
SCD Quality Standard, affirming
Anti-Black racism is real and causes health disparities for people with SCD, many of whom are subject to
"drug seeking" stereotypes when seeking care for pain crises.
UHN's Anti-Racism & Anti-Black Racism policy commits this organization to understanding how systemic racism yields unequal access for Black, Indigenous, and racialized people, and UHN leaders can request
anti-racism training to better serve equity-deserving groups.
UHN's Red Blood Cell Disorders (RBCD) clinic is dedicated to managing SCD using a holistic approach. The RBCD clinic is hosting the
Wholistic Health Series until the end of June. Learn more by visiting
RBCD Hub, the official blog of the RBCD clinic.
June 24th is St-Jean Baptiste Day, which commemorates the birth of John the Baptist, the patron saint of Quebec. We join with our French Canadian and Francophone colleagues and communities across Canada to celebrate their unique culture and rich heritage, and the beauty of the French language.
Shop local vendors at the Toronto Western Hospital Pop-Up Market from Tuesday, June 20 to Thursday, June 22! Retailers include 2 Peonies (florist), Bone and Quill (Indigenous jewelry), Carlo's Bakery (baked goods), Terradomi (eco-friendly and refillable candles), and Yaw Tony (scarves). Located in the main Atrium at 399 Bathurst St. from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 at the Michener Gitigan (garden). All are invited to welcome the day with a Sunrise Ceremony and Sacred Fire at 5:30 a.m. with Elder Jimmy Dick of the Moose Cree First Nation, followed by teachings from community members. The morning ceremony and teachings at the Gitigan will wrap up by 9:00 a.m. There are many events being hosted throughout the GTA on June 21st and the IHP encourages all to look into community listings and join in other events to celebrate the day. National Indigenous Peoples Day is an important moment to recognize the indelible contributions of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples, as well as the rich and beautiful traditions of the Indigenous peoples of this land. For more information, please contact the Indigenous Health Program at UHN.
And now.. our video of the week. This
clip helps explain the importance of National Indigenous Peoples Day and more details about this week's event.
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