Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation selected as the charity for 5th Annual Tamil Canadian Walk

May 01, 2013   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) May 1, 2013 - TORONTO, ON: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is thrilled to be selected by the Canadian Tamil Congress as the charity for the 5th Annual Tamil Canadian Walk, held September 15th at Scarborough's Thomson Park in support of children with disabilities.

The Canadian Tamil Congress made this announcement at a special launch on April 30th at Scarborough's Grand Baccuss. The announcement featured 10-year-old Emma, a Holland Bloorview Ambassador, who gave a moving speech about her remarkable recovery at Holland Blooview after a life-threatening disease left her unable to move or speak.

The annual walk-a-thon draws hundreds of walkers, donors, community associations, business groups and community leaders from the Tamil Canadian community. Every year it raises tens of thousands of dollars for its charity of choice.

"We are honoured that the Canadian Tamil Congress has chosen Holland Bloorview to direct its funds raised at the Tamil Canadian Walk," says Tracey Bailey, President and CEO of Holland Bloorview Foundation. "Through this event, the Tamil community will help change the world for kids with disabilities by supporting innovative and cutting-edge research, care and education."

"Holland Bloorview is a world-class hospital for children with disabilities," says Christeen Seevaratnam, Co-Chair of the Tamil Canadian Walk. "We are thrilled to make a difference by raising funds for this important hospital, and bringing smiles on the faces of so many kids."

For more information on the Annual Tamil Canadian Walk, visit:
www.tamilcanadianwalk.hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca

About Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation raises funds in the community for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Holland Bloorview is Canada's largest children's rehabilitation teaching hospital. The hospital pioneers treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life. For more information, please visit: www.hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN TAMIL CONGRESS
The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) is a non-profit organization which serves as the voice of Tamil Canadians. Headquartered in Toronto, the CTC has chapters across the country and an elected board of directors. The non-partisan organization works as the community's spokesperson on the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. www.canadiantamilcongress.ca

Media Contact:
Erin Johnston, Change for Kids Officer & Communications Associate
Holland Bloorview Foundation
416-753-6051
ejohnston@hollandbloorview.ca

Jude Aloysius, Co-Chair of the Tamil Canadian Walk
416-569-5833
www.tamilcanadianwalk.ca