TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - 132 golfers hit the links yesterday at
the ForestersTM Annual Golf Tournament raising approximately $100,000 for The Hospital
for Sick Children (SickKids). Foresters, a life insurance provider
committed to the well-being of families, has been a long-time supporter
of children's hospitals.
"Children's hospitals provide the extraordinary care, support and
resources families need when they have a child who is ill," said George
Mohacsi, Foresters President and Chief Executive Officer. "Funds raised
during our Annual Golf Tournament go directly to support the hospital.
We're grateful for the generosity of our co-sponsors CGI and Majesto
Mastek and all the participants for their contribution to SickKids."
Yesterday's tournament held at the DiamondBack Golf Club in Richmond
Hill, ON included teams from businesses across the Greater Toronto
Area, corporate sponsors, and Foresters employees.
"On behalf of everyone at SickKids, we are grateful for Foresters'
ongoing support and investment in children's health," said Ted Garrard,
President and CEO, SickKids Foundation. "The funds raised through
activities like these benefit children and families who rely on the
hospital for life-saving treatment and care."
A member of Children's Miracle Network, SickKids is dedicated to
improving the health of children and providing the best in
family-centred care. With corporate and community support, SickKids can
continue to be a world-leader in scientific and clinical advancements,
guiding the next generation of experts in children's health.
"Coping with an ill child often impacts the entire family. Beyond
medical care, they may need help caring for their other children,
counseling, or just simple compassion," said Peter Sweers, Senior Vice
President and Chief Operations and Information Officer. "We're thrilled
with the outstanding support from our sponsors and participants that
will help children get the health care they deserve."
Since 1990, Foresters has helped raise more than $490 million for local
children's hospitals across North America through its partnership with
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. As the international underwriter
of the CMN Radiothon program, Foresters helps pay for the costs
allowing donations to go directly to hospitals caring for its patients.
Foresters™ is a life insurance provider with a difference. The
fraternal benefit society, founded in 1874, supports family well-being
through quality products, unique member benefits and inspiring
community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with
almost 950,000 members in Canada, the United States and the United
Kingdom. For more information, visit foresters.com.
Foresters™ is the trade name and a trademark of The Independent Order of
Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto,
Canada M3C 1T9; its subsidiaries are licensed to use this mark.
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