Since emigrating from Guyana 40 years ago, David Peters has lived all but six years in Scarborough. He and his wife Lilouti were once neighbours to the hospital’s General campus. Lilouti has had three procedures there, and David was treated for blocked arteries. His cardiologist works at the hospital, and he goes there every six months for stress tests. It’s natural that the couple feels strong ties to their community – and their community hospital. To show their support, they’ve become monthly donors as they realized government funding only goes so far. “These are very expensive, so we know the donations help the hospital to be more efficient and do a great job,” says David. The couple’s support has even paid personal rewards. Three years ago, they won a car in a Foundation raffle and this March, through a monthly donor campaign incentive, they won an iPad. “We have three kids and seven grandkids, and every one of them wants the iPad,” laughs David.