The Guarantee funds a new Starlight Fun Center™ at Cambridge Memorial Hospital to bring joy to children with serious illnesses
Toronto, ON (Dec. 11, 2015) – Thanks to The Guarantee Company of North America’s (The Guarantee) generous support, Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s Pediatrics department has received a new Fun Center designed by Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada to help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. This is The Guarantee’s third year as a Starlight Fun Center sponsor.
“We are very proud to be a part of this great initiative and to see the impact it has,” said Richard Pouliot, National VP of Operations & Distribution for The Guarantee, who was in attendance to see the Fun Center unveiled. “The Guarantee continues to strongly support Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada and the fantastic work they do for children across Canada.”
The Starlight Fun Center is a mobile media unit offering kids endless hours of entertainment therapy – from watching DVD movies on a flat-screen TV, to playing a wide variety of Nintendo Wii™ games. Whether hospitalized children are nervously awaiting surgery, sitting restlessly during a long treatment, or feeling lonely in their hospital room, the Starlight Fun Center helps them cope by providing entertainment and distraction. The Fun Centre can be easily wheeled into ICUs, emergency departments or individual hospital rooms for children who are unable to leave their own beds.
“We are so pleased that The Guarantee has been such a steadfast partner, helping us help seriously ill children and their families cope in hospital through our Fun Center program,” says Trevor Dicaire, Vice President, Development. “They are also generous contributors to our Wish program, helping make the dreams of sick kids come true!”
The Guarantee has also been a President’s Level Sponsor of the Starlight Insurance Gala for the past three years, pledging a total of $30,000 to Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada in that time. Additionally this year, The Guarantee sponsored a Starlight Wish, which provides a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience to children between the ages of 4 to 18 years (up until their 19th birthday) who are seriously ill.
About The Guarantee
The Guarantee Company of North America is a leader in specialty insurance and surety within the North American marketplace. We offer in-depth knowledge and expertise in niche segments, including the surety industry, corporate insurance, transportation industry, credit, and customized personal insurance. For more information, visit theguarantee.com.
About Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving seriously ill children and their families through partnerships with more than 160 healthcare facilities. Over the past 25 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home.