PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY - Celebrating 70 years of transformation at Runnymede Healthcare Centre with 5th Annual ICARE Gala

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - On Friday, October 16, 2015—the eve of the hospital's 70th Anniversary—Runnymede Healthcare Centre will hold its 5th Annual ICARE Gala at the elegant Bellvue Manor in Vaughan. World renowned figure skating personality and broadcaster, Sandra Bezic is set to emcee the hospital's signature fundraiser that will feature live musical performances from legendary singer/songwriter, Andy Kim and award-winning, pop-opera singer, Belinda Naccarato.

Over 300 guests are expected at the event that has raised over $1-million for the hospital to date. Proceeds from the gala directly support Runnymede's innovative patient programs and services.


Runnymede Healthcare Centre's 5th Annual ICARE Gala


Friday, October 16, 2015
6-7 p.m. – Media interviews/photo opportunities
7:25 p.m. – National Anthem by Belinda Naccarato
8:30 p.m. – Performance by Andy Kim


Bellvue Manor, 8083 Jane Street, Vaughan, ON, L4K 2M7


Connie Dejak, President & CEO, Runnymede Healthcare Centre
John Aquino, ICARE Gala Co-Chair
Sam J. Ciccolini, ICARE Gala Co-Chair
Andy Kim, legendary singer/songwriter
Belinda Naccarato, pop-opera singer

About Runnymede Healthcare Centre
For nearly 70 years, Runnymede Healthcare Centre has been providing care to medically-complex patients. The focused, innovative, 200-bed hospital takes an interprofessional team approach to care, providing comprehensive clinical services to patients who require expert treatment, extended rehabilitation and daily care beyond what can be provided at home or in the community. Runnymede provides the right care in the right place at the right time to make a difference in patients' lives.

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For further information: Name: Julie Hiroz, Title Director, Communications, Runnymede Healthcare Centre, T: 416-762-7316, ext. 2681, C: 647 290 3664, E:


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