TORONTO, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - TD Bank Financial Group today launched its
annual TD Children's Health Fund campaign in support of Children's Miracle
Network. During the campaign, TD customers (including employees) conducting
in-branch banking, telephone banking or Internet banking through EasyWeb will
be offered the option of registering for automated monthly donations to
support children's health. In 2006, TD raised $5.1 million for 14 Children's
Miracle Network hospitals across Canada and this year's campaign runs from
November 26 to December 28, 2007.
Facts about the TD Children's Health Fund and Children's Miracle Network:
- TD Bank Financial Group matches every $1 donated to Children's
Miracle Network through the automated monthly donation program up to
$1 million annually.
- 100% of every dollar donated is allocated to the children's hospital
foundation assigned to the branch where the donation was made; this
ensures donations are used for funding projects in the community
where the donation originated.
- Every year, Children's Miracle Network hospitals in Canada treat more
than 2.5 million children suffering from all types of diseases and
- Funds raised are used to buy highly specialized equipment, develop
education and prevention programs, and to support medical
breakthrough research that saves the lives of countless children.
- TD Canada Trust Internet banking customers can establish automated
monthly donations directly by logging into EasyWeb and clicking on
"Special Requests" followed by "Make a Donation" from the menu on the
left hand side of the screen.
"TD believes in supporting the health of children because of the strong
positive impact it has on our communities," said Tim Hockey, Group Head
Personal Banking, Co-Chair TD Canada Trust and TD's children's health
champion. "We've made children's health one of our three pillars of community
giving at TD and we hope our annual campaign in support of the Children's
Miracle Network makes it easier for our customers and employees to give to
their local children's hospital."
Customers who sign up for an automated monthly donation during the
campaign will be automatically entered for a chance to win a grand prize trip
for a family of four featuring four nights at an Orlando, Florida theme park
followed by a three night cruise. During the campaign, TD Visa will also
donate five dollars to Children's Miracle Network for every TD Gold Travel
Visa application approved.
"TD Bank Financial Group has been one of Canada's largest annual
contributors to Children's Miracle Network since partnering with us in 1994,
raising more than $22 million to date. With 100% of customer and employee
donations going directly to their local children's hospital, TD's annual
campaign truly makes a difference to countless children and their families,"
says John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Canada, Children's Miracle
There are 12 children's hospital foundations in Canada covering
14 children's hospitals (to view a map visit
http://www.td.com/corporateresponsibility/pdf/TD_MAP.pdf). Founded in 1983,
Children's Miracle Network has grown to represent and raise funds for many of
the finest pediatric hospitals in the world.
TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together
Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the
three primary areas of focus for TD's community giving. The major flagship
programs within these areas are: TD Children's Hospital Fund, TD Friends of
the Environment Foundation and the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, TD
Canadian Children's Book Week, TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community
Leadership, and the TD Summer Reading Club. In addition, through the support
of our customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national,
regional and local programs in support of diversity, arts and culture and
other causes. In 2007, TD donated $33 million to more than 1,600 charities and
not-for-profit organizations across Canada.
About Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to
saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's
hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network
hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and
preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries
of every kind. In Canada, Children's Miracle Network helps support 14
children's hospitals across the country. Each year these hospitals treat more
than 2.5 million children. For more information, visit
For further information:
For further information: Jennifer Martin, TD Bank Financial Group, (416)