Media Advisory/Announcement - Toronto Rehab receives largest donation in its history



    Landmark gift is the largest known single donation ever made to adult
    rehabilitation in Canada

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - The Toronto Rehab Foundation will announce two
seven-figure gifts in support of its Everything Humanly Possible: The Campaign
for Toronto Rehab. One landmark donation is the largest known single donation
ever made to an adult rehabilitation facility in Canada. The announcement will
mark the beginning of the public phase of the hospital's fundraising campaign.
    The Foundation's $60 million fundraising campaign for hospital
redevelopment, education and research has moved from its successful quiet
phase to its public phase with just over $15 million remaining to be raised.

    
    WHAT:     Barbara Stymiest, Chief Operating Officer, RBC Financial Group
              and Campaign Chair, Everything Humanly Possible: The Campaign
              for Toronto Rehab will announce a landmark gift to the Toronto
              Rehab Foundation, thank donors and board volunteers, and launch
              the public phase of the hospital's fundraising campaign.

    WHERE:    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
              Auditorium, Main Floor, University Centre,
              550 University Avenue, Toronto

    WHEN:     Tuesday, October 23, 2007
              Public Launch Event: 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    WHO:      Special Guest: Barbara Stymiest, Chief Operating Officer, RBC
              Financial Group & Campaign Chair, Everything Humanly Possible:
              The Campaign for Toronto Rehab.

    WHY:      The demand for rehabilitation services is growing and with it,
              the need to develop new and more effective treatments, and
              assistive devices and technologies that will improve the
              quality of life and independence of people with disabilities
              and people as they age.
    

    TORONTO REHABILITATION INSTITUTE:

    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab) is at the forefront of
one of the most important and emerging frontiers in health care today -
rehabilitation science. Toronto Rehab is one of Canada's leading academic
rehabilitation science centres providing adult rehabilitation services,
complex continuing care, and long-term care. More information is available at:
www.torontorehab.com





For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Lovas, Media Relations Specialist,
Marketing & Communications, Toronto Rehab, (416) 597-3422 ext. 3837,
lovas.carolyn@torontorehab.on.ca

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