We are becoming Michael Garron Hospital
We are excited to announce that on Wednesday, December 2nd the community of East Toronto became $50 million stronger thanks to a historic gift from Berna and Myron Garron. The gift honours their late son, Michael Garron, who died of cancer at the age of 13. Fearing he would be forgotten, his mother reassured him that he would always be remembered. To honour his memory, we are becoming Michael Garron Hospital (MGH). We will build on this legacy to enhance our outreach into the community by forming the Toronto East Health Network (TEHN). TEHN will improve the coordination of care for patients in the community through a partnership between the hospital and other local healthcare providers.
Setting a new standard in patient-centred care.
Michael Garron Hospital formerly Toronto East General Hospital is an award-winning community teaching hospital, setting a new standard in patient-centred care in some of the most socially and economically diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto.
Proceeds from Grand Slam will support the hospital's acclaimed child, adolescent & adult mental health services - renewing the futures of children, teens and adults of all ages who struggle with mental illness. Your help will make such a difference - please step up to the plate today!
MICHAEL GARRON HOSPITAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Most likely someone you know has been personally touched by mental illness; 20% of Canadians will experience mental illness during their lifetimes.
Every day, one in five young people lives with mental illness and, tragically, suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadian teens. Early intervention is essential.
Michael Garron Hospital's acclaimed Mental Health Service is a high volume, high priority program, delivering compassionate, comprehensive treatment for adults, teens and children with mental health concerns. The hospital provides a continuum of care from emergency services through to inpatient programs, transitional day programs and outpatient services.
In partnership with the community and philanthropic supporters, MGH is playing a pivotal role in the underpinning of Toronto's mental health care services and developing successful models for delivery of mental health services across the country.
With people who understand the importance of mental health, the hospital's child, adolescent and adult mental health programs are saving the lives of those in crisis, alleviating their suffering and renewing their futures.
Your participation in Grand Slam will enhance the hospital's ability to offer new hope and healing for people with mental illness and their families, and contribute to a healthier community for all.
For this year's tournament, you will have the opportunity to increase the impact of your generous donation. As part of their historic $50 million gift, the Garron Family has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar all funds raised through the Grand Slam Celebrity Softball Tournament. This means that your donation will go twice as far to support the mental health services MGH provides.