SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE

SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE

December 08, 2010 12:29 ET

BELOVED CANADIAN TENOR PLEDGES GIFT FOR SUNNYBROOK PALLIATIVE CARE

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Media Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2010) - EVENT: McDermott House Canada - Sunnybrook Launch

DATE/TIME: Monday, December 13, 2010

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Sunnybrook Veterans Centre - L wing foyer
2075 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario

Internationally renowned recording star, John McDermott, will officially launch his newest fundraising project in support of patients who are in the final stages of a terminal illness.

Located at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, McDermott House Canada will be the touchstone of excellence in palliative care; offering a unique, expanded environment with amenities for veterans, military, first responders (fire, police and ambulance), and community patients as well as their family members.

General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier, CMM, MSC, CD (former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian forces) will be the Honorary Chair for this cause.

Through his most recent CD, entitled Journeys, and while on tour across Canada this holiday season, John has been raising both awareness and funds for McDermott House Canada.

Following the launch event, John will perform his annual holiday concert for Sunnybrook veterans and their families in Warrior's Hall located in K-wing.

Passionately committed to veterans and all who serve; McDermott was awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation Award in Ottawa recently.
Donations can be made online through www.mcdermotthousecanada.org or in person at any branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia across Canada, account #800020546216.
For more information about this project please visit www.mcdermotthousecanada.org.

Media contacts:
Trudy Eagan
Vice President and Founder
McDermott House Canada
t.eagan@sympatico.ca
416-697-5530

Sally Fur
Communications Advisor
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
sally.fur@sunnybrook.ca
416-480-5057 IN: ENTERTAINMENT, HEALTH

Contact Information

  • Sally Fur, Communications Advisor, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
    Primary Phone: 416-480-5057