BAPS Charities Donates $100,000 to SickKids Foundation
In the spirit of service, BAPS Charities proudly presented a cheque of $100,000 to the SickKids Foundation on January 18, 2015 to support their life-saving work. The donation by BAPS Charities will support the hospital’s new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, a 21 storey research tower believed to be the largest child health research tower in the world dedicated to advancing pediatric research with 2,000 researchers, trainees and staff. The Hospital for Sick Children is recognized as one of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health.
After accepting the cheque at the presentation ceremony, Mr. Ted Garrard, President & CEO of SickKids Foundation, said “I thank the volunteers of BAPS Charities for their dedication and service. I am proud about the long-term relationship between the Hospital for Sick Children and BAPS Charities.” Also present on the occasion was Mr. Saäd Rafi, board member for the Hospital for Sick Children as well the Chief Executive Officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Mr. Rafi also applauded the BAPS spirit of volunteerism; and invited all to the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games this summer.
BAPS Charities has been serving the community in Canada for many years by hosting medical fairs, walkathons, health awareness seminars, disaster relief operations, bone marrow registry drives and much more. BAPS Charities has also made a commitment to support the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation’s Billion Dollar Campaign for personalized cancer care. The Princess Margaret Hospital is one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. The Scarborough Hospital Foundation and the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Alberta have also benefited from recent support from BAPS Charities.