Anonymous donor steps up to match donations up to $1 million in support of mental health at Trillium Health Partners

Foundation launches text to donate fundraising campaign to help raise critical funds

MISSISSAUGA – Trillium Health Partners Foundation is thrilled to announce that a generous, anonymous donor has stepped forward to match all donations raised through the 3rd annual Laugh Out Loud comedy event up to $1 million.

“We’re delighted and incredibly grateful for the generosity that has just come forward. Community support is instrumental in advancing health care at Trillium Health Partners,” says Steve Hoscheit, president & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Mental illness affects many in our community. In fact, one in five Canadians will deal with mental illness in his or her lifetime – the other four will know someone who will. One of the areas where funds will go towards will focus on building a new mental health zone within our hospital’s Emergency Department at Credit Valley Hospital – similar to the one recently opened at the Mississauga Hospital. This will make a tremendous impact on the thousands of lives who turn to our hospital every day for high-quality care. We thank our anonymous donor and the community for their support!”

Furthermore, for community members who would like to be a part of this match, the Foundation encourages the community to participate in its text to donate campaign. Simply text TrilliumLOL to 20222 to make a $10 donation. All donations will have a significant impact on the hospital’s mental health program.

In the past five years, Trillium Health Partners has seen a 41% increase in overall mental health visits at Trillium Health Partners, and a 66% increase in visits from youth. Each year, close to 1,000 guests attend the Laugh Out Loud event. Since its inception in 2013, LOL has raised a total of $4.7 million for important initiatives across Trillium Health Partners, comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. The community is encouraged to text to donate, or make a donation online by visiting www.trilliumlol.ca to be a part of this matching opportunity.

Tickets for Laugh Out Loud are still on sale, but are selling fast! Please contact the Foundation at 905-848- 7575 or visit www.trilliumlol.ca to order yours today.

About Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Together as one foundation, Trillium Health Partners Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest priority needs of Trillium Health Partners, the largest community-based, acute care facility in Ontario. Trillium Health Partners is comprised of The Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. To learn more, visit www.trilliumgiving.ca.

About Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based academically affiliated acute care facilities in Canada, serving the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. To learn more, visit www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Raposo
Associate, Media & Public Relations
Trillium Health Partners Foundation
Office: 905-848-7580, ext. 1717
Mobile: 647-339-2768
amy.raposo@trilliumhealthpartners.ca

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