SickKids Foundation



SickKids Foundation

February 11, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: SickKids to Announce New Partnership With Six Caribbean Countries

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2013) - SickKids Foundation will announce a new partnership to improve outcomes for children affected by paediatric cancers and serious blood disorders in the Caribbean.

In the Caribbean, paediatric cancers and serious blood disorders are often fatal because of a shortage of medical professionals and resources to diagnose and treat children. The goal of the Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Project is to ensure more children are able to survive their diagnosis, be diagnosed more accurately, and lead healthy, productive lives. SickKids Foundation is committed to raising $8 million over five years in support of this project.

The project will be led by Dr. Victor Blanchette, oncologist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and former Chief of Haematology/Oncology and a native of Barbados, and Dr. Upton Allen, Division Head of Infectious Diseases at SickKids, who is a native of Jamaica.

What: Launch of the Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Project and announcement of major donations confirmed to date
When: Thursday, February 14, 2013
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Ave (Elizabeth Street entrance)
*Media: Please meet at the Info Desk next to Starbucks in the Atrium to be escorted to the event space.
Who: Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children
Ted Garrard, President and CEO, SickKids Foundation
Dr. Upton Allen, Division Head of Infectious Diseases at SickKids
Lead donors

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