Initial-ever Tamil Radiothon raises more than $275,000 for Scarborough’s hospitals

Initial-ever Tamil Radiothon raises more than $275,000 for Scarborough’s hospitals

The inaugural party surpassed its fundraising aim to assistance the greatest priority requirements at Scarborough Wellbeing Network

SCARBOROUGH, ON, June 22, 2021 /CNW/ – Extra than $275,000 was lifted for Scarborough’s neighborhood hospitals on Wednesday, June 9 as Scarborough Wellness Community (SHN) Basis hit the airwaves for the inaugural Tamil Radiothon celebration. Proudly presented by the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce (CTCC), the event went are living-to-air on EAST FM 102.7. The all-working day function invited listeners to hear exceptional stories from SHN sufferers, medical professionals, staff members, neighborhood customers and volunteers who influenced the group to aid form the upcoming of well being care in Scarborough by demonstrating their aid by way of donations.

The team at EAST FM 102.7 and Scarborough Health Network Foundation pose with the total amount raised through the first-ever Tamil Radiothon. (CNW Group/Scarborough Health Network Foundation)

The group at EAST FM 102.7 and Scarborough Health Community Foundation pose with the whole quantity raised by means of the 1st-at any time Tamil Radiothon. (CNW Team/Scarborough Wellness Community Foundation)

Highlighted speakers incorporated:

  • MP Gary Anandasangaree, MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park

  • MPP Vijay Thanigasalam, MPP for Scarborough Rouge-Park

  • Yalini Rajakulasingam, Trustee, Ward 21 from the Toronto District College Board for Scarborough North

  • Dr. Senthuran Gunaratnam, Psychiatrist at SHN and,

  • Dr. Coomarasamy Kirupananthan, OB/GYN at SHN.

Money raised by way of this event will assistance SHN’s optimum priority desires, like the buy of urgently essential clinical tools throughout our a few hospitals – Birchmount, Centenary and Typical – which helps continue to keep SHN’s teams and patients safe and sound and healthful. With an preliminary goal of $100,000, several group leaders arrived forward right before the celebration to lend their guidance, and donations came pouring in all over the working day with on-line, phone and in-man or woman donations at pop-up donation centres in Scarborough. Many thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, donors, volunteers and sponsors, like presenting sponsor the CTCC, a final fundraising whole of about $275,000 was achieved by the event’s end – surpassing the first target.

More than 75% of Toronto’s Tamil population resides in Scarborough. Members of the SHN group are aspect of the Tamil local community and do the job exclusively to help their exclusive well being care challenges. This involves a devoted Tamil-talking psychological well being therapist who completely addresses and supports mental wellbeing within just the Tamil local community and a entire-time Tamil interpreter out there to support patients and people.

Cash from the Radiothon will support the greatest priority needs at SHN and enable improve health and fitness treatment in just one of Canada’s most vivid and varied communities. This involves North America’s greatest nephrology program and regional neighborhood-dependent cardiovascular rehabilitation services and the 2nd-biggest group hospital-based mostly psychological health and addiction application.


Elizabeth Buller, President & CEO, SHN
“We are confused and humbled by the outpouring of guidance from our donors and community. The generosity of our Tamil community for this inaugural celebration is definitely inspiring and these donations help Scarborough Wellness Community to give the best amount of treatment for our sufferers and their households, ideal in this article in Scarborough.”

Nada Rajkumar, Chairman, EAST FM 102.7
“East FM 102.7 is incredibly humbled to be equipped to collaborate with SHN Basis to operate the very first-at any time Tamil Radiothon to raise money for our Scarborough hospitals. Although we experienced our original target set at $100,000, we received an frustrating sum of support from the Tamil group across the GTA, which authorized us to elevate additional than $275,000 in the span of the 12 hour-Radiothon. East FM 102.7 (CJRK- FM) is proud to be the most well-known multicultural radio station in the Eastern Greater Toronto location, specially between the Tamil group. We would like to thank all of our listeners, contributors, sponsors, and volunteers.”

Alicia Vandermeer, President & CEO, SHN Basis
“Our Scarborough hospitals face a large hole among the fantastic top quality of care we offer and the out-of-date amenities in which our groups deliver that treatment. We are exceptionally grateful to our Tamil neighborhood and companions who helped make the initial-ever Tamil Radiothon a tremendous good results. These resources will not only aid our frontline personnel as they keep on to battle COVID-19, but will help give our gifted wellbeing treatment groups the instruments and machines they need to have to carry on caring for Scarborough into the upcoming.”

Sritharan Thurairajah & Logan Velumailum, Co-Chairs, SHNF Tamil Radiothon
“We are honoured to support the inaugural Tamil Radiothon as co-chairs. We have always thought in the correct prospective from the Tamil community and this occasion has exhibited the local community spirit. We are already on the lookout forward to next year’s plans and supporting healthcare in Scarborough.”

Krishni Narine, Local community Advancement Supervisor, SHN Basis
“We were thrilled to manage an function for the Tamil group to create recognition and teach the listeners on applications and tales from the amazing perform from SHN. We are particularly grateful to the donors, sponsors, speakers and listeners who made the inaugural party a massive success and are overcome by the outpouring of assist.”

About Scarborough Wellbeing Community Foundation
Located in just one of Canada’s most numerous communities, Scarborough Wellbeing Community (SHN) Basis evokes the assist important to improve patients’ lives as a result of exceptional treatment at Scarborough Overall health Network across a few hospitals and 8 satellite web sites. Due to the fact its inception, the Foundation has labored with generous donors, volunteers and group users to increase resources wanted to build point out-of-the-art infrastructure and acquire the latest health care technological know-how, supporting the SHN’s eyesight to be Canada’s top neighborhood teaching wellbeing network.

About Scarborough Wellbeing Community
Throughout our three hospitals and 8 satellite websites, Scarborough Health and fitness Network (SHN) is shaping the foreseeable future of treatment. Our numerous packages and solutions are intended about the requirements of just one of Canada’s most vivid and various communities. We are dwelling to Ontario’s greatest nephrology application, as very well as the selected cardiac treatment centre for Scarborough and encompassing communities to the east. We are very pleased to be a local community-affiliated instructing website for the College of Toronto and partner with a quantity of other universities and schools, assisting to coach the future generation of health care pros. Understand far more at

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