RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare, Canada's
largest healthcare union, congratulated Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital
on receiving a $35 million donation in support of research.
"This incredibly generous donation by Larry and Judy Tanenbaum will help
Mount Sinai continue to be a world leader in research designed to
prevent disease," said Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare.
"That diabetes is one of the focuses of the gift only amplifies the
coming crisis in geriatric care in Ontario—led by this very disease
targeted by the Tanenbaum donation."
"By 2036 nearly one in four people in Ontario will be a senior putting
an enormous strain on the healthcare sector. By investing in basic
research, which this funding will allow, seniors can look forward to
being healthier and more productive as they age," said Stewart. "That's
not just good news: it's a call to action to think through healthcare
policy as we spend wisely to support healthcare for those who need it
As $15 million is earmarked as matching gift, SEIU Healthcare encourages
other wealthy individuals to meet this challenge and match the
SOURCE: SEIU Healthcare
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