OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is pleased
to announce that Mattamy Homes has come on board as the new title sponsor of the Ride the
Rideau, Eastern Ontario's most successful cancer fundraiser and the
signature fundraising event for The Ottawa Hospital (TOH).
Mattamy Homes, Canada's largest new home builder, has a long history of
supporting local community efforts and charitable causes that
contribute to people living healthy and productive lives.
"For 35 years, homeowners have trusted Mattamy Homes with one of the
biggest decisions of their lives - buying a home," said Peter Gilgan,
Founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes.
"Our way of saying 'thank you' and giving back to our homeowners and
local communities is to support those issues that mean the most to
them," Gilgan said. "That's why we are proud to be a part of the Ride
the Rideau event in support of cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital."
Mattamy Homes replaces Nordion Inc., which has been the title sponsor of
Ride the Rideau since the event began four years ago. Nordion Inc.
continues its role as an active supporter of Ride the Rideau as sponsor
and leader of the event's volunteer contingent.
The Ride has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception. In just four
years, Ride the Rideau has raised over $6.45 million in support of
cancer research, including the development of personalized therapies
for cancer patients and clinical trials at TOH.
A business leader and committed philanthropist, Gilgan is also an avid
cyclist and will be joining the ride as a member of the Mattamy Homes
"We're thrilled to have Mattamy Homes on board," said Tim Kluke,
President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. "Having the support
of a leading North American company like Mattamy Homes will help to
further raise the profile of this already successful event and help
make an even bigger impact."
Ride the Rideau is Eastern Ontario's most successful cancer fundraiser and a signature
event of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. In the past four years, the
Ride has raised more than $6.45 million in support of groundbreaking
cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital. For more information about the
Sept. 6 event visit www.ridetherideau.ca
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation's mission is to inspire and enable people to support the highest
quality health care at The Ottawa Hospital and lifesaving research at
the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. For more information, visit The Ottawa Hospital Foundation website at www.ohfoundation.ca.
The Ottawa Hospital is a multi-campus, academic health sciences centre, serving 1.2 million
residents of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, both in English and French. It
provides care for more patients than any other hospital in Canada, and
boasts specialty centres in cancer, heart, kidney and vision care, as
well as rehabilitation services. For more information, visit The Ottawa
Hospital website at www.ottawahospital.on.ca.
Mattamy Homes is Canada's largest new home builder, with operations across Canada and
the United States. Mattamy has built more than 60,000 homes in hundreds
of communities across North America. In Canada, those communities
stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary
and Edmonton, while in the United States, the company is represented in
six metropolitan areas: Minneapolis, Charlotte, Phoenix, Jacksonville,
Orlando and Tampa. Visit www.mattamyhomes.com for more information.
SOURCE: Ottawa Hospital Foundation
For further information:
Media Relations and Marketing Officer
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation
Office: 613-798-5555, ext. 19816
Mattamy Homes Limited