CTCC Walkathon 2017
Canadian Tamil community raises $70,000 through CTCC/RBC Royal Bank sponsored Walkathon for the purchase of Two Dialysis machines for Scarborough Hospitals
By Siva Sivapragasam
The Canadian Tamil community demonstrated their generous and contributing spirit for a worthy cause recently when they raised $70,000 for the Scarborough Hospitals for the purchase of two much needed dialysis machines through a walkathon sponsored by the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce and RBC Royal Bank.
The total funds raised so far through the annual CTCC walkathons for the hospitals over the years have now exceeded $300,000.
Since the beginning of this year, the Scarborough Hospitals and the Rouge Valley Hospitals have merged and come under one central foundation. These hospitals are very popular among the Tamil community and their medical services are much sought after by the community.
The threat of an inclement weather did not prevent a large turnout for this year’s Walkathon event. The Chamber Walkathon has now become a traditional annual community event and the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce has been the first organization to start the walkathon several years ago during the Presidency of Logan Velumailum to generate funds for the Scarborough Hospital Foundation.
The target for this year’s walkathon was $ 70,000 which was the amount needed for the purchase of two dialysis machines. The Chairperson of this year’s Walkathon was Mohan Sundaramohan from RBC Royal Bank and other members of the committee were Kula Sellathurai, Gnane Gnanendran and Viloshan Sivatharman.
Mohan Sundaramohan, Chairperson of the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce Walkathon Committee & Manager of RBC Royal Bank’s Branch Morningside/Milner expressed his thanks to the Tamil community for their contribution and generosity in raising the funds this year for a worthy cause. He made special mention of the committee members and the volunteers who spent several hours of their valuable time in raising this amount and supporting the cause. He also thanked the Media for the support and publicity given for the event.
The President & CEO of the Hospital Foundation Michael Mazza paid a glowing tribute to the Chamber, Royal Bank and the Tamil community for this year’s generous gift which he said will be used for the purchase of the much needed dialysis machines.
Ajith Sabaratnam, President of the CTCC thanked the committee and all those who contributed, helped and supported the cause in raising the funds for the Hospitals and meeting the target.
Prizes were also awarded to those who helped to raise large amounts and one of the prizes was a complimentary air ticket to Las Vegas donated by VMS Travels & Tours.
……For more details and photos at Page 36 & 37
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