1st Annual Boots & Toques 5KM Walk for Heart Raises $15,000

In support of Cardiac Care at Trillium Health Partners

MISSISSAUGA – (November 10, 2017) – Tomorrow’s Community of Hope (TCOH) Foundation is pleased to announce that the 1st Annual Boots & Toques 5KM Walk for Heart, sponsored by Rabba Fine Foods, raised $15,000 in support of Cardiac Care at Trillium Health Partners (THP) bringing its total to $113,000 in just 5 years. Over 120 participants came out to walk the Queensway Trail at night making it a spectacular sight to see in the community.

“We’re proud to partner with community organizations like Tomorrow’s Community of Hope Foundation in support of advancing our hospital’s cardiac health program,” comments Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Each year, Trillium Health Partners cares for 9,000 cardiac patients, performs more than 1,250 surgeries yearly and conducts more coronary artery unblocking procedures than any other hospital in Ontario. And when minutes are all our patient have, our community’s support makes every second count. Thank you to everyone who’s helping to support this Walk.”

Walkers of all ages, and their pets too, walked the 5KM night along the multi-use Queensway Trail from Huron Park Community Centre to the Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga site (Confederation Parkway stoplight) and back.  Wearing flashing arm bands and LED red toques, the participants were greeted with hellos from patients and medical staff through windows at the hospital at the midway point before returning while passersby’s were honking in support!

“Participating in these types of events is an important part of our DNA and vision for the communities in which we work and live,” says Jack Rabba, CEO, Rabba Fine Foods. “Trillium Health Partners serves millions of people each year and that includes members of our staff, customers and neighbours. We’re committed to doing whatever we can to participate in the cause.”

Event Photos/video’s can be found at https://www.facebook.com/TomorrowsCommunityOfHope/

“We are thankful to all that came out to support our first walk.  It was a cool chilly night but the participants were excited and raring to go,” said John Mancini, President, Tomorrow’s Community of Hope Foundation.  “And we would like to thank Rabba Fine Foods and all our sponsors for their support.  We are looking forward to 2018 and already have some additional ideas to add to the event to make it bigger and better,” he added.

TCOH is already planning the 2018 walk with expansion ideas.  If interested in volunteering, sponsoring or being involved in some way, please contact info@tcoh.ca.

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