STOUFFVILLE, ON, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - On October 19, 2012, an extraordinary event will take place in Stouffville to celebrate the heritage of Family Medicine in this community.
The event is called "The Pillars" because it will recognize some of the pillars in the town - that is, the supporting, integral, and upstanding members of society. Specifically, this event will honour six physicians who have been pillars of the community through contributions as family doctors: Dr. John Button, Dr. Douglas Brodie, Dr. Donald Petrie, Dr. Donald Smith, Dr. Glenn Graham and Dr. Jack White.
The oldest member of this group, Dr. John Button, started medical practice in 1947.
This dinner event will include the premiere viewing of an original documentary featuring interviews of the six honoured guests. The occasion will also mark the publication of a book written by Dr. Donald Petrie about the Brierbush Hospital that served the Stouffville community from 1875 to 1975.
|| Friday, October 19, 2012
6:30 p.m. Guests Arrive
7:00 p.m. Formal Remarks
8:00 p.m. Documentary
8:30 p.m. Awards Presentation
|| Stouffville Legion
150 Mostar Street, Stouffville ON L4A 0Y2
|| Honourable Paul Calandra, MP Oak Ridges - Markham
Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP Oak Ridges - Markham
Mayor Wayne Emmerson, Town of Whitchurch Stouffville
Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City of Markham
Janet Beed, President and CEO Markham Stouffville Hospital
Dr. Jane Philpott, Chief, Family Medicine, Markham Stouffville Hospital, and Chair, Pillars Event Committee
All proceeds from The Pillars event will go towards the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation's $50 million expansion campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of our hospital and currently the largest in York Region.
About Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation exists to provide financial support as the hospital fulfils its mandate of providing compassionate, patient-centred care. Building a hospital is a partnership between the hospital, government and the community - each playing a significant role. All medical equipment is funded through donations from the community. Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation is raising $50 million to support the expansion of the hospital as it continues to provide excellent quality care to the community.
For more information on how to give, please visit us at http://www.msh.on.ca/foundations/msh
SOURCE: Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
For further information:
Director, Corporate Sponsorship & Special Events
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
381 Church Street, Markham ON L3P 7P3
T: 905-472- 7395
C: 416 -720- 5851