Gerry Dee returns as emcee and opening act
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Trillium Health Partners
Foundation announced actor-comedian Martin Short will headline the Laugh Out Loud Gala on February 8, 2014 in support of life-saving emergency medicine
at Trillium Health Partners.
"Martin Short is an icon and we are delighted he can come to share his
many talents with us at Laugh Out Loud," says Steve Hoscheit, president
& CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. "He is described as one of
the funniest men in Hollywood and we know it's going to be a tremendous
night in support of our hospital. We are very appreciative of Square
One Shopping Centre for being our entertainment sponsor and helping to
ensure a night like no other."
Last year, over 1,000 people attended the sold out Laugh Out Loud event that raised money for the surgical program at Credit Valley
Hospital. This year, funds are being raised to support the Emergency
program across all three hospitals of Trillium Health Partners (Credit
Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre),
with a particular emphasis on raising the critical dollars needed
towards the upcoming redevelopment and expansion of the Emergency
Department at Credit Valley Hospital.
Presenting the event is Trillium Health Partners Foundation, the new
foundation formed after the recent amalgamation of The Credit Valley
Hospital Foundation and Trillium Health Centre Foundation. In addition
to the many comedic personalities and talents of Martin Short, comedy
star Gerry Dee is returning to the Laugh Out Loud stage to open the evening and to act as emcee.
"Every Emergency Department is like the front door into the health care
system," comments Hoscheit. "Only one in three people in our community
have a family doctor, which means more people are using the Emergency
Department as their source of primary care. That's just a reality, as
is our growing, and aging population who depend our services. We need
to ensure our front door is well equipped and prepared to ensure
exceptional patient care every time."
"Our hospital is already a provincial leader in terms of reducing ED
wait times, despite the fact that it treated more than 98,000 people in
a space designed for 55,000 at Credit Valley. Our team is phenomenal
and I know our community supports the need to give our teams the
resources and tools they need to deliver outstanding health care," says
The evening's theme will take guests to experience New York, as homage
to Short's Broadway connections. Live entertainment will be followed by
an after party of desserts and dancing. Tickets for Laugh Out Loud are currently on sale by calling the Foundation at 905-813-4123 or by
visiting www.lol4trillium.com. Joining Square One at this time as sponsors are Longo's as the
returning dinner sponsor, and Yorkville Asset Management as the VIP
To learn more about Laugh Out Loud or to make a donation in support of advanced emergency medicine at
Trillium Health Partners, please visit www.trilliumgiving.ca.
NOTE TO MEDIA: a high-resolution photo and biography of Martin Short is
available upon request.
About Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Trillium Health Partners Foundation was formed in July 2013 upon the
successful amalgamation of Trillium Health Centre Foundation and The
Credit Valley Hospital Foundation. Together as one foundation, Trillium
Health Partners Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds
needed to address the highest priority needs of Trillium Health
Partners, one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in
Canada. Trillium Health Partners is comprised of The Credit Valley
Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre.
About Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based acute
care facilities in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, the
Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health
Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga,
West Toronto and surrounding communities. Trillium Health Partners is a
research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of
Toronto Mississauga and the Mississauga Academy of Medicine.
SOURCE: Trillium Health Partners Foundation
For further information:
Associate, Media & Public Relations
Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Office: 905-848-7580, ext. 3299