BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group

April 05, 2011 10:40 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: BMO Hosts Tri-Cities' Hospital Foundation Fundraiser

- Funds Raised Will Go Toward Cambridge Hospital's $5 Million Target to Purchase a MRI

- Media Are Invited to Attend Essential Conversations: Enrich Your Life Forever With Keynote Speaker Dr. Amy D'Aprix

- Fundraiser Now in Its Second Year, With $57,000 Raised in Pilot Year

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - How can you enrich your life as you approach your senior years? Dr. Amy D'Aprix, internationally renowned expert in aging, retirement and caregiving, will explore this question and other lifestyle issues related to aging in an engaging talk and fundraising event for hospitals in the Tri-City area of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

The fundraiser will benefit the foundations of St. Mary's General Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Grand River Hospital by providing funds to expand the hospitals' digital imaging services. Now in its second year, the event will provide an opportunity to sit down with "Dr. Amy" and talk about conversations you should be having with your loved ones to ensure the second half of your life is as fulfilling as the first.

"The Board and Staff of the Foundation are extremely excited to embark upon our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date, to bring a much needed MRI to Cambridge Memorial Hospital," said Cindy Carson, interim executive director for Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. "To fund this equipment, we will need to raise $5 million this year. This MRI will significantly improve access to digital imaging health care services across the entire Waterloo Region, and for that reason, we are confident that we will receive wide spread support for our campaign."

"BMO is proud to host this event for the second year running. Last year we raised $57,000 for Waterloo Region hospitals, and we expect similar success this year. Our company and employees are committed to improving the communities in which we live and work, and this fundraiser allows us to make a significant contribution to healthcare in the area," said Susan Brown, senior vice president for BMO Bank of Montreal, Ontario Regional Division. "In addition to raising funds, we hope that Dr. Amy's presentation will spark discussions about crucial matters pertaining to lifelong wellness."

     • Keynote speaker: Dr. Amy D'Aprix, MSW, PhD, Certified Senior Advisor, BMO Financial Group Retirement Transit Expert
     • The Hon. John Milloy, MPP, Kitchener Centre 
     • Susan Brown, Senior Vice President, Ontario Regional Division, BMO Bank of Montreal 
     • Janet Peddigrew, District Vice-President for Mid-Western Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal 
     • Tom Beynon, McCarter Grespan Beynon Wier LLP 
What:    Essential Conversations: Enrich Your Life Forever
     5:00 p.m. – Wine Tasting & Hors d'oeuvres
     6:15 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy D'Aprix 
     "Essential Conversations: Enrich Your Life Forever" 
When:    Thursday, April 7, 2011
     5 – 8 p.m.
Where:    Bingemans Ballroom, Kitchener
     425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

Dr. Amy D'Aprix will be available for interviews and photo opportunities from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

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