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Category: Community & Volunteer
40 years ago this week, on April 12, Terry Fox dipped his foot into the Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland and transformed the course of cancer research in Canada. The suffering he saw in the cancer wards after his diagnosis compelled him to act. Terry was an innovator, fundraiser, athlete, humanitarian. His Marathon of Hope is turning 40 years old and his message is as timely as ever.
It feels like the world is in a holding pattern, waiting for this global crisis to end but we know that cancer patients can’t wait for this crisis to be over. Nor can the researchers who have made it their life’s work to save lives.
So this week, in honour of Terry, and his dream of a world without cancer, we are asking you to give if you can.
Stay safe, stay hopeful.
專訪孟嘗會主席關永添(WYK ’67)、頤康基金會主席王裕佳醫生, 以及大多倫多中華文化中心主席張怡專博士, 表明華裔投票的重要性.
WYKAAO has been supporting the annual Terry Fox Run for many years. Click here to read the announcement.
Richmond Hill Ward 6 Councillor Godwin Chan presents Jeffrey Mah (WYK ’78) with the 2018 Citizen Volunteer Award
It was an astronomical amount of work — 10 years of sweat, toil and sometimes tears from Richmond Hill residents, nature lovers, developers, town staff and scientists — but the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) property is finally open to the public…..(read the whole story).
莫偉力廳長(左七)宣布，孟嘗會在約克區獲批320張新護理床、史托維爾巿長奧爾特曼（Justin Altmann，左六)出席支持，而孟嘗會主席關永添(左五，九龍華仁’67)及一眾董事局成員在場迎迓，並與其他獲批新護理床之院舍代表合照。 Continue reading
A number of WYKAAO members are volunteering at various units under Mon Sheong Foundation 孟嘗會.
Mon Sheong Foundation CEO Stephanie Wong and Chairperson Tim Kwan, seen at a Jan. 30 press conference in Scarborough, say the organization hopes to build 600 more long-term-care beds in Greater Toronto in the next 10 years. Imagine 17 persons waiting for the same nursing home bed, and you’ll understand the challenge for the Mon Sheong Foundation.
The charity housing Chinese seniors announced Jan. 30 it plans to build three new long-term care facilities with a total of 600 beds in the GTA over the next 10 years. That will cost $150 million, but the number of Chinese seniors in the GTA is rising fast, and by Mon Sheong’s count there’s only 3,500 nursing home beds offering culturally appropriate care…..(read the whole story)