FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2020
Mississauga Marathon partners with Trillium Health Partners Foundation to raise funds to honour our health care workers
Mississauga, ON – The annual Mississauga Marathon is teaming up with the Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF) to join our family of charitable fundraising partners.
The partnership aims to not only raise funds to ensure the safety of these local heroes, but to acknowledge the enormous commitment our health care workers are making. We also want to share their stories and to honour the unselfish contributions that they make on a daily basis.
“Trillium Health Partners (THP) is my hospital – it’s where my son and I were both born,” says Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Raising funds for THP during this global emergency is so important. Every day hospital staff suit up to battle the virus and help patients. By supporting the Foundation, you ensure our hospital colleagues have the resources they need to stay safe and save lives. Thank you!”
THPF joins 21 local and national charities in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge Program, allowing participants to fundraise and donate to any of these causes.
“We want to help in any way that we can to assist the health care workers in our community,” says Elliott Kerr, Race Chairman and President of Landmark Sport Group. “We respect and appreciate everything that they do and everything that they give to all of us, as they risk their lives every single day. We are proud to be able to provide an opportunity for everyone to show their support and admiration and to work closely with our friends at the Trillium Health Partners Foundation to make this happen.”
The 17th edition of the event, which was set to take place in May has been rescheduled to September 18-20, 2020 due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Event organizers continue to follow the guidance of Peel Public Health, the Province of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer and the World Health Organization in preparation for the September run.
About the Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Trillium Health Partners Foundation supports Trillium Health Partners, which has been caring for our community since the late 1950s. Today it is Ontario’s largest hospital system and its three sites – Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre – serve 2.2 million people in Mississauga, west Toronto, Halton and Peel.
Your support will be directed toward our hospital’s most pressing and urgent needs, including COVID-19 priorities. From equipment purchases to key redevelopment projects, your generosity ensures that our hospital can meet the complex and evolving needs of our community.
About the Mississauga Marathon
Events include the Full Marathon, Corporate Relay Challenge, Pandora Square One Half Marathon, 10K, 10K Student Relay, Novo Nordisk® “Hazel” 5K and Timbits 2K Fun Run/Walk. The 2020 Mississauga Marathon will take place September 18-20, 2020. For more information or to register, visit www.mississaugamarathon.com.
Marketing & Communications Director, Landmark Sport Group Inc.