Osler celebrates its champions

Osler Foundation paid tribute to its leadership-level donors by hosting three receptions in recognition of their contribution to each of our hospitals. Every year, active donors who have pledged or made a $10,000 gift or more to one of Osler's hospitals are celebrated by having their name engraved on that hospital's Circle of Champions donor wall.

Each name on the donor wall is a testament to an inspired and inspirational leader or donor who has supported our vision for health care within their community,” said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, Osler Foundation.

At each event, donors heard first-hand from patients and physicians about the impact of their gift on the health of the community and from other long-time donors who have chosen to continually support Osler Foundation. 

The Pastuch family spoke of the life-saving care their daughter, Britney, received at Brampton Civic after being diagnosed with a rare childhood condition called Kawasaki’s Disease. After a week of excellent hospital care, Britney was well enough to go home.

Businessmen, donors and fundraising partners, David Sharpe and Glen Way, who have very strong ties to Peel Memorial, spoke at that hospital’s Circle of Champion event. David and Glen have relied on the staff and physicians at Peel Memorial to care for their families over the years and are thrilled to support the soon-to-be-built hospital.

Marlin Morrell, an Osler volunteer who has supported fundraising efforts for more than 28 years, shared her story with donors at the Etobicoke General Circle of Champions event. Like many of our donors, Marlin shares Osler’s passion for the health care of this community – she inspired one of her sons to become a physician, who now works at Etobicoke General.

This year, physician guest speakers – Dr. Kashif Irshad, Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Sud Dharmalingam, Chief of Endocrinology, and Dr. John Morrell, Urologist and son of Marlin Morrell – shared stories about how the passion, energy and support of donors help ensure our hospitals are equipped with the best technology, delivering enhanced services and are poised for expansion and redevelopment.

Donor support touches every patient in our hospitals and their collective efforts make Osler a place where everyone in this community can receive exceptional care,” said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, Osler Foundation. “We are grateful to have the support of our donors, knowing very well that we could not provide such excellent care at our hospitals without them.