TORONTO, Ont. - John Cyopeck's "Delivering a Dream Campaign," dedicated to the housing of a new MRI system at the Trillium Hospital in Toronto, will hold a fundraising golf tournament Aug. 29 at the R...
TORONTO, Ont. – John Cyopeck’s “Delivering a Dream Campaign,” dedicated to the housing of a new MRI system at the Trillium Hospital in Toronto, will hold a fundraising golf tournament Aug. 29 at the Rattle Snake Point golf club in Milton, Ont.
Fees for the ProAM – Two-Man Best Ball event are $3,400/Player or $10,000/Threesome – with a pro. (Tax receipt is $3,000 per player or $9,000 per team.) Non golfers can also contribute by making a donation to The Trillium Centre Foundation and forwarding it to Canpar Transport L.P., 1290 Central Parkway West, Suite 500, Mississauga, Ont., L5C 4R9, attn: John Cyopeck. Tax receipts will be provided by Trillium Health Centre Foundation for all donations.
At the present time, the Trillium Health Centre’s two sites share one MRI unit and a person is faced with a six- to eight-month wait for elective procedures. Even urgent cases have up to a one-month wait time.
“This is not only unbelievable, it is unacceptable,” Cyopeck, chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and head of Canpar Transport says.
Cyopeck, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour this winter, has already made a $100,000 personal donation and has committed to raise an additional $900,000 by the end of August. Approximately three months ago, the world changed for my wife Maureen, my family, and of course for me. On Feb. 1, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was removed at the Trillium Health Centre’s Mississauga site. Unfortunately, the tumour is malignant and I am now undergoing radiation treatments at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
“At the present time, the Trillium Health Centre’s two sites share one MRI unit and a person is faced with a six- to eight-month wait for elective procedures. Even urgent cases have up to a one-month wait time. This is not only unbelievable, it is unacceptable.The Ontario Government has recently approved the funds for a second MRI unit and now Trillium must find a donor to assist with the funding to house this desperately needed 2nd unit.
“The cost of these renovations is in excess of one million dollars. I feel compelled to assist those who are directly affected by these stressful and often life-threatening delays and I have committed to raise at least one million dollars. I know from personal experience that both Trillium Health Centre’s sites are outstanding with excellent staff and doctors. My daughter and stepdaughter were born there, and other family members including my wife have received the best possible care as well. I have been truly blessed and fortunate in my life and have had one of the greatest careers anyone could ask for. Now it is time for me to give back, and in honor of the staff and doctors, and on behalf of my family, I am personally donating one hundred thousand dollars to assist this campaign. As many of you know, I have always believed passionately in putting back into our communities both corporately and personally and once again I must appeal to you for your assistance and support.I fully realize and appreciate the diversity of many of you. Some may be just beginning your careers and families, or have limited resources, while others like me are enjoying rewarding careers. There are also those who have built and maintained very successful companies. All I ask is that you give what you can – no amount is too small.”
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