TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau will help mark the 12th annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 7:30 am to 9 am in the Canadian Room at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
Mrs. Grégoire-Trudeau will discuss the role of mentors and the importance of having difficult conversations to support individuals, and their families and friends, who are affected by eating disorders. She will also share her own personal experiences with eating disorders to help support Sheena's Place in their largest fundraising event of the year.
Media are invited to attend the Breakfast, which will benefit the thousands of individuals who seek the support of Sheena's Place each year.
|Who:||Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau - Keynote speaker|
|Beatrice Politi (Master of Ceremonies) - Global Toronto Health Specialist|
|Alexandra Bellamy - Sheena's Place Board Chairman & Partner, KPMG LLP|
|Arlene Russell - Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast Chair & Scotiabank Senior Vice President and Head, Shared Services Group|
|What:||Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau will speak at the 12th annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, which takes place to help build awareness of eating disorders and the services offered by Sheena's Place -Toronto's only community-based registered charity offering support groups and services related to eating disorders.|
|| Wednesday, April 10, 2013
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
|| The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
|Why:||The goal of the Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank, is to provide the audience with an opportunity to understand eating disorders, increase public awareness of these serious mental illnesses, and raise funds for Sheena's Place's ongoing programs.|
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
About Sheena's Place
Centrally located in downtown Toronto, Sheena's Place is a community-based registered charity that offers a comprehensive program of support groups that give individuals with eating disorders and their families a safe place to give and receive support. These support groups nourish hope and provide courage for individuals to carry on with dignity, making choices about their own path to recovery. No referral is necessary and we respect the need and desire for confidentiality.
For further information:
Nadine Jahangir, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-933-2927,