Russell Peters to headline Laugh Out Loud 2016

 Jessica Holmes to be emcee and opening act

MISSISSAUGA – Trillium Health Partners Foundation is thrilled to announce that Russell Peters will be the 2016 headliner for Laugh Out Loud 2016 presented by Deepak International Ltd., and comedian Jessica Holmes will join the party to get the laughs started as the opening act and emcee. The event’s theme will celebrate the Northern Lights and will light up the sky with laughter on February 27, 2016 in support of the mental health program at Trillium Health Partners.

“Russell Peters is an international comedic sensation and we’re delighted he’s coming home to share his many talents with us at Laugh Out Loud,” says Steve Hoscheit, president & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Both Russell Peters and Jessica Holmes are tremendous Canadian talents – a perfect fit for LOL, which is one of our most successful fundraisers. We know it’s going to be a fantastic night full of laughs in support of our hospital. We are very appreciative of all our sponsors, who help to ensure a night like no other.”

Each year, close to 1,000 guests attend the Laugh Out Loud event. Since its inception in 2013, LOL has raised a total of $6.5 million for important initiatives across Trillium Health Partners, comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre.

“With our community’s support, we can help Trillium Health Partners become the flagship for setting standards of mental health care for all hospitals across the country,” Hoscheit comments. “Most importantly, donor support can help our hospital address the challenge of access to mental health care by developing specialized care zones in our Emergency Departments and funding of our ground-breaking Medical Psychiatry Alliance. We are changing the face of mental health and people should be very proud of what their support can help enable.”

Tickets for Laugh Out Loud are currently on sale by calling the Foundation at 905-848-7580, ext. 2969 or by visiting www.trilliumlol.ca. The Foundation would like to thank the following returning sponsors: Deepak International Ltd., presenting sponsor; Square One, entertainment sponsor; Longo’s, dinner sponsor; and Yorkville Asset Management, VIP reception sponsor.

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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, one of the largest community-based, acute care facilities in Canada. To learn more, visit www.trilliumgiving.ca.

About Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities.

Trillium Health Partners is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Trillium Health Partners is an associate member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. To learn more, visit www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca.

For more information, please contact:

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

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