“I couldn’t even run half a block!” In high school and university, I shunned most forms of exercise and considered running a punishment. That was then. Now I’m training for a 5K run and I want to share some tips that help me stay motivated.
On Wednesday, September 4, over 250 supporters gathered to mark the opening of Phillips House, the new home of North York General Hospital’s child and adolescent outpatient mental health programs.
Guest post by Shana Haberman –
I love my job and I love my team. Last year, I participated in Rally in the Ravine. I felt proud to approach my family and friends to sponsor my 5K run because funds would enhance care at NYGH.
We thought it was just the stomach flu. But when I saw my mom a few days later, I knew something was very wrong. Her high fever remained. She wasn’t eating and she could barely even stand.
I went to see my doctor to get some test results. He sat down next to me, put my chart down on the table, looked me in the eye and told me what he found. As soon as he said that word — cancer — I couldn’t hear anything else. Graduations, weddings, anniversaries — they all swirled in my mind. The thought of leaving my family behind was just too much.
The actions we take as parents have a lasting impact on our children. It’s our hope that our gift to the hospital that means so much to us will inspire our children and teach them the supreme value of giving back.
The Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre at North York General is advancing prostate cancer care with a new study that shows the benefits of transperineal prostate biopsies under local anesthetic.
North York General Hospital (NYGH) proudly announces Dr. Sandy Buchman as the inaugural Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Care. This endowed Chair is the first of its kind in a community hospital in Canada – made possible by the generosity of the Freeman family.
The causes we hold close to our hearts reflect who we are and what we truly value. This year, we decided to leave a lasting legacy for our community through a planned gift to North York General. Here’s why we did it …
In Newsweek Magazine’s comprehensive review of 1,000 hospitals in 11 countries, North York General Hospital was ranked the second best hospital in Canada and scored in the TOP 100 in the world.
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