Summer is a marvelous season. With the warm weather, there’s always a flurry of events and activities happening in the city.
Behind some of these activities are community groups that take advantage of the great weather to hold fun (and delicious) events, which help raise money to support community causes, like our hospital.
Again this summer, the community has stepped up to raise funds for Osler. When possible, I like to stop by these events to say thanks to the organizers for their energy and hard work in pulling everything together.
If you’re looking for some fun, local summer activities to do, stop by one of these events hosted by long-time Osler supporters.
Chinguacousy Lions Club – Since 1986 they’ve donated $93,250
- Friday, July 27: Annual Steak BBQ Fundraising Event/Ma Sanderson’s Ranch/Embleton Road, Brampton
- Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1: Second annual Wingfest/Chinguacousy Park/Bramalea Rd., Brampton.
Gifts of your time, dropping by to say thanks, making a donation, or spreading the word about all the great things Osler is accomplishing in the community are all helpful in helping us reach our fundraising goals.
Why do we fundraise?
Ontario hospitals typically receive annual funding from the government that covers 75 – 80 percent of our costs, leaving a gap to fill to meet patient care needs and balance budgets.
As we improve and expand patient care, we rely on donations and partnerships to help support hospital programs and equipment upgrades that government funding doesn’t cover. This is where your help and contributions are critical to our delivery of care.
So if you have a spare weekend, grab your kids or some friends and come out for a cause that benefits your hospitals and the services we provide. And while you’re at it, why not take advantage of this fantastic weather before it disappears for the winter?