Celebrating Markham’s diversity

The Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) Foundation celebrated the Sikh community and its tremendous generosity at a reception and sign unveiling in November.

Earlier this year, the Sikh community hosted a fundraising gala in honour of the 350th birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The event benefited MSH and successfully raised $225,000 for the hospital’s childbirth and children’s services.

In recognition of this contribution, the hospital will dedicate the childbirth and children’s services’ multipurpose education room to “The Sikh Community.”

The local Sikh community has been devoted to supporting our community’s health for several years. In May 2014, They hosted an extremely successful inaugural fundraising gala for MSH. Surpassing their initial goal of $100,000, they raised $250,000 for the hospital’s emergency department.

Because of the continued dedication and generosity of the Sikh community, thousands of lives are being touched by thousands of pieces of critical, life-saving equipment. MSH relies on the generous support of our community because the government can’t fund all equipment and other priority needs.

“We want to have the best and most advanced hospital equipment to care for our community and we continue to rely on great partnerships with groups like the Sikh community to fulfill this promise for the community who depends on it,” said Suzette Strong, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation CEO.

In the photo, the Sikh Community Gala Committee presents $225,000 to Suzette Strong, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation CEO. Courtesy of VFX Artist Photographer.

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