MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 30 /CNW/ - CML HealthCare Income Fund (TSX: CLC.UN), (CML) of Mississauga, Ontario has partnered with FightSMA Canada, to help find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death among children under the age of two. The awareness of the devastating impacts of SMA is low among the general public. The new partnership will provide a greater voice in the efforts to raise funds and increase awareness of SMA in communities across Canada.
SMA refers to a group of diseases, which affects the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brain stem. The disease does not discriminate on the basis of gender or ethnicity.
"CML HealthCare is proud to be a partner in the fight against SMA," said Paul Bristow, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We take great pride in supporting research that gives those individuals with SMA a fighting chance."
"FightSMA is excited to formalize our partnership with CML Healthcare in our efforts to find a cure. We have worked with CML for over two years now and we have done great things together. We look forward to the future opportunities that this partnership will provide to raise money and awareness for all of the individuals and families affected by SMA" Said Tracy Lacey, President of FightSMA Canada.
As a leading Canadian provider of diagnostic medical services, CML HealthCare is dedicated to providing patients with Care. Confidence. Comfort.(TM) The nearly 40-year-old company is one of largest providers of medical imaging services in North America and one of the largest community-based providers of laboratory testing services in Ontario.
FightSMA is an international nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). FightSMA has awarded SMA research grants to more than 40 universities and research institutions in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy.
About CML HealthCare Income Fund
CML HealthCare Income Fund is an unincorporated open-ended trust that owns CML HealthCare Inc., one of North America's largest healthcare services businesses. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is a leading provider of laboratory testing services in Ontario, the largest provider of medical imaging services in Canada and is a leading provider of medical imaging services in the U.S. Northeast. CML HealthCare Income Fund is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLC.UN" and has approximately 89.8 million units outstanding. To reach CML HealthCare Income Fund via the worldwide web log on to www.cmlhealthcare.com.
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