Media/Photo Opportunity - Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation receives $40,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities(R)

    TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - Ronald McDonald House Charities is proud to
support The Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation by providing a
$40,000 grant. The grant will be used to build a new children's play area and
resource centre in the pediatrics unit. To mark this occasion, the hospital
will be hosting a cheque presentation on Friday March 9th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
    This year, Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH) is happy to be
celebrating its 10th birthday and thrilled to have recently been named the
first Centre of Excellence for Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery in Ontario.
Humber River is proud to be a full service hospital that responds to the needs
of Canada's fastest growing and most ethnically diverse community.
    "We are excited by the generous contribution of Ronald McDonald House
Charities," said hospital President & CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin. "We are committed
to providing the highest level of care and most up-to-date facilities to all
of our patients."

    Who:   Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO HRRH
           Carole Zorzi, HRRH Foundation President
           Mario Sergio, MPP York West
           Maria Augimeri, City of Toronto Councilor for York Centre, Ward 9
           Anthony Perruzza, City of Toronto Councilor for York West, Ward 8
           Andrea Hodson, Community Relations Representative, McDonald's(R)

    When:  Friday, March 9, 2007
           1:00 p.m.

    Where: Humber River Regional Hospital - Pediatrics unit, 3rd floor
           2111 Finch Ave., W, Downsview, ON. M3N 1N1

    About Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) of Canada
    Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) of Canada is dedicated to helping
children with illnesses or disabilities and their families lead happier,
healthier lives by supporting each Ronald McDonald House(R) and by donating to
other children's charities across Canada, whose programs help to improve the
quality of life of children and their families. McDonald's Restaurants of
Canada Limited pays all of the general and administrative costs of RMHC in
Canada so that 100 per cent of every dollar donated directly to RMHC can
benefit children in need and their families. McDonald's(R) also donates
10 cents out of every Happy Meal(R) sold in the country. For more information
about Ronald McDonald House Charities, visit

For further information:

For further information: Andrea Hodson, Community Relations
Representative, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, (416) 446-3778,

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