COVID-19: FOUNDATION UPDATES

We’re practising physical distancing, but we’re still fully committed to raising funds for enhanced patient care, research and education.  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for urgent funds has increased. Now more than ever, Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals need your support. 

From protecting our frontline staff so they may safely continue their life-saving work, to supporting critical COVID-19 research, our commitment to making lives better is stronger than ever. 

Together, we will change the trajectory of COVID-19 in our community and around the world. 

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We’ll beat this together. Here’s how you can help. 

Monetary donations
We’ve established an emergency COVID-19 fund to support the highest-priority needs of UHN during the COVID-19 pandemic in three main areas:  

  1. Protecting our frontline workers 
    This is of utmost importance for UHN. Were raising funds to support a number of initiatives to protect and support our frontline workers and their families, including subsidizing hotel rooms, and acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) and respite supplies.
  2. Conducting critical research 
    As Canada’s number-one research hospital, were uniquely positioned to generate new knowledge that will uncover solutions to COVID-19. We’re raising funds to drive forward a number of research projects that will enable rapid diagnostics and the development of treatments and therapies to protect healthcare workers and save lives.
  3. Acquiring hospital equipment
    We must purchase life-saving equipment such as ventilators and beds to be prepared to accommodate patients coming through our hospitals’ doors when the pandemic comes to its peak. 

Gift-in-kind donations
We need suppliesprotective gear and respite items for our frontline staff. We’re accepting gift-in-kind donations based on current needs, which are changing daily. If youre interested in donating supplies, please email [email protected].  

Do some virtual fundraising of your own
Personal fundraising pages are a great way to support frontline workers and our hospitals while practising physical distancing. Celebrate a birthday or honour a loved one with an online fundraiser to support the highest-priority needs of our hospitals during the pandemic. 

Say thank you to TeamUHN!
Send a message to UHN’s healthcare heroes who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, and in the lab finding solutions to end this pandemic. They’re more driven than ever to make lives better, but they need support to keep going.

Update on Foundation operations
Foundation staff are following the directives from Toronto Public Health and continuing to work from home. All staff can be reached by telephone and email. Meetings normally held at our offices will be postponed or conducted via telephone or online. If you need to get in touch, you can email [email protected] or call 416-603-5300.

Fundraising events
Events scheduled until the end of June are being cancelled or postponed. If you were invited to a Foundation event, you may have received an update via email. Please check your inbox or call the Foundation for more details at 416-603-5300.

Moving forward
Were grateful for your continued support during this time and will continue to provide updates through our website, email and social channels as the COVID-19 situation evolves. 

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