Foresters is an international financial services provider leading inspiring initiatives to better their community and is recognized as a leader in corporate philanthropy.
Each year, Foresters selects a small number of organizations to support in their annual Foresters Golf Tournament and North York General Hospital was fortunate to be chosen as their primary benefactor for the 2015 golf tournament. On June 16, 2015, golfers came out to putt their way through King Valley Golf Club in support of their community hospital. With great golfing weather, high spirits, and good company, the day was a huge success.
With similar goals, North York General and Foresters have created a special partnership, enhancing the well-being of our community. As Foresters works to better the family well-being of its members, North York General works every day to ensure the finest care is being delivered to our patients and their families. We thank Foresters for donating 50% of the proceeds raised through the tournament to provide our patients with leading-edge technology and equipment, support research to improve care, enhance staff education, and enable facility renovations to provide our patients with the best environment in which to heal.
Guests of the Foresters tournament were also treated to a special musical appearance by former North York General patients, Abby and Sarah. The girls’ mother, Liane, shared her moving story about the fear she experienced when her twin daughters were born nearly eight weeks premature and Abby and Sarah spent a month in the NICU at North York General until they were strong enough to come home. The compassionate care that Liane and her husband Neale received from the team at North York General has inspired them to give back to the community that once supported them. Now happy and healthy 11-year-old girls, Abby and Sarah performed two songs to a standing ovation.
North York General Hospital is fortunate to receive community support from members like Foresters. With the help of others, we are able to have success stories from our patients who inspire us every day, like Abby and Sarah. A very special thank you goes out to Foresters for choosing us as a primary benefactor this year. Together, we can better our community and make a world of difference for the patients and families we serve at our hospital.