Trillium Diwali raises a record-breaking $900,000 for cardiac care at Trillium Health Partners

Deepak International Ltd.’s Hearts & Diamonds presented by TD Bank Group

MISSISSAUGA  – On October 23, nearly 1,000 guests attended the 14th annual Trillium Diwali, a spectacular gala celebrating the South Asian Festival of Lights while supporting the cardiac program at Trillium Health Partners. A record-breaking $900,000 was raised at the gala.

“We’re very proud to have celebrated another successful Trillium Diwali in support of our hospital and are very grateful to TD Bank Group and Deepak International Ltd. for presenting this year’s Diwali,” says Steve Hoscheit, president & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “When sometimes minutes are all our patients have, the community’s investment makes every second count. Their overwhelming generosity has a significant impact on our hospital, not only in our ability to provide the very best programs, but it’s also such a vote of confidence for the team and the importance of the work that we do.”

At the gala, guests were treated to traditional Indian food provided by The Host and dazzled by the spectacular performances of Sampradaya Dance Creations, D-T International and Sanskriti Arts – followed by dancing to the latest Bollywood hits with DJ Jiten, who had everyone up on their feet.

Funds raised at Trillium Diwali 2015 will be used to advance Trillium Health Partners’ life-saving cardiac program: revitalizing and upgrading care spaces, and providing the hospital’s cardiac experts with the latest equipment. As the regional lead in cardiac health, The Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health has earned provincial and national acclaim, providing the community with access to diagnostics, intervention, specialized cardiac surgery and rehabilitation that is second to none.

“Trillium Health Partners is not only the cardiac centre of excellence in our region, but many of our best practices and program improvements are renowned throughout Canada,” explains Dr. Manish Maingi, Chief and Medical Director, Cardiac Health, Trillium Health Partners. “With our skilled surgeons and advanced delivery of care, we are saving lives today that we couldn’t save a year or two ago. Our Trillium Diwali supporters are helping to provide thousands of community members with advanced, life-saving cardiac care at Trillium Health Partners – we can’t thank them enough for their generous support.”

The Foundation would like to thank IAMGOLD, MCOCI, Symcor and RBC for sponsoring the event. Trillium Diwali is also supported by a number of generous sponsors including: table sponsors, tickets purchasers, cash donors, gift-in-kind donors, silent auction donors and bidders.

Donations in honour of Trillium Diwali are still being accepted. Trillium Health Partners Foundation invites the community to consider making a gift in honour of the season of Diwali to help raise funds for Trillium Health Partners’ cardiac program. Visit or call 905-848-7575 to donate. To learn more about cardiac care at Trillium Health Partners, watch our Diwali video. For photos from the event, visit our Flickr gallery.

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Grateful cardiac patient Esa Para (left) and wife Sumi, stand with Esa’s cardiac surgeon, Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar at Trillium Diwali 2015.
Trillium Diwali 2015
From left: Steve Hoscheit, president & CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation with Mr. Deepak Kumar, president & CEO of Deepak International Ltd., Her Worship Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Sheila Saldanha, wife of Dr. Colin Saldanha, Board Chair of Trillium Health Partners Foundation, and Lynn Hoscheit, wife of Steve Hoscheit at Trillium Diwali 2015.
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Guests enjoyed spectacular performances at Trillium Diwali 2015.
2015 Diwali Guests
Guests enjoyed spectacular performances at Trillium Diwali 2015.

A high-resolution version of these photos are available upon request.

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


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