Donates $500,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children
TORONTO, ON (February 10, 2006) – At the 17th Annual KRG Children�s Charitable Foundation Gala held last night at the historic Carlu in downtown Toronto, guests were informed that a new initiative at SickKids will launch immediately.
Steve Wise, CEO of the KRG Insurance Group presented a cheque in the amount of $500,000 to Wanda Schoonheyt, Director of the Burns, Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Program and Dr. Christopher Forrest, Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at SickKids, Canada�s most research-intensive hospital and largest centre dedicated to improving children�s health.
�We feel, at this time, the funds raised by The KRG Children�s Charitable Foundation will best serve SickKids with the renovation of the Burns, Plastics and Craniofacial Unit,� said Mr. Wise during the presentation. �When and where we can help children, we continue to be committed.�
About The KRG Children�s Charitable Foundation
The KRG Children�s Charitable Foundation is a non-profit foundation operated by the KRG Insurance Group of Toronto. The Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and much-needed funds for a number of children�s charities including The Hospital for Sick Children, Variety Village, Camp Oochigeas, The Children�s Aid Society and The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. The KRG Children�s Charitable Foundation has provided financial funding of more than $2 million to ensure special needs children can enjoy a better life, a healthier well-being, and more suitable educational requirements to help them in all aspects of development. http://www.krg.com
About SickKids Foundation
SickKids Foundation was established in 1972. Its mission is to inspire its communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. Its vision: Healthier children. A better world. The Foundation, with its National Grants Program, is the largest non-governmental granting agency in the area of child health in Canada. http://www.sickkids.ca.