On Friday, January 17, Scarborough Health Network Foundation (SHN Foundation) held an appreciation dinner for the Scarborough Muslim Community to recognize the tremendous work being done by the community.
Held at the Centenary Hospital, the Scarborough Muslim Community was recognized for the success of the community’s pledge to help transform health care in Scarborough. Two years ago, in January 2018, the community launched a fundraising campaign and pledged to raise $250,000 within 5 years to help support the acquisition of much-needed resources and the latest medical equipment at Scarborough Health Network.
It was announced at the event that in just two years, the community had successfully raised over $166,000 in funds and $60,000 in confirmed pledges.
“Thank you to the wonderful efforts made by the Scarborough Muslim Community. Your impact is incredible and will affect many lives in Scarborough… an outstanding achievement.” said Alicia Vandermeer, President and CEO of SHN Foundation.
The pledge was first conceived as part of a fundraising effort to engage over 20 local area mosques and community leaders. More than $30,000 was raised in 2019 during the Family Day Walk-a-Thon, the community’s central fundraising initiative for the campaign. The funds raised will directly support SHN Foundation’s It’s Our Time campaign, a $100 million capital project to build better health care facilities and improve patient care across the hospitals.
10 lead donors were also recognized at the event for making significant contributions to the campaign.
We are grateful to have the tireless support of groups such as the Scarborough Muslim Community to help shape the future of health care in Scarborough. Community initiatives have allowed us to raise additional funds for critical health care initiatives and also enable us to grow our community of support, reaching more people than ever before.
SHN Foundation is excited to help the Scarborough Muslim Community reach its goal during this year’s Family Day Walk-a-Thon on February 17.