Annual golf tradition to support the funding of critical health needs of children, women and families in Maritime Canada
HALIFAX, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The IWK Health Centre Foundation has been selected as the benefiting charity for the 2012 TELUS World Skins Game taking place on Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 at the Glen Arbour Golf Course in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The funds raised from the event will go to the IWK Health Centre, which provides critical and specialized care to women, children and families throughout the Maritimes.
"On behalf of the IWK Health Centre Foundation, I'm honoured to thank TELUS for generously supporting the IWK," said Jennifer Gillivan, president and CEO of the IWK Health Centre Foundation. "TELUS is an amazing donor and we so appreciate its commitment in making the IWK a world-class centre of excellence for Maritime children, women, and families."
"As part of TELUS' ongoing commitment to 'give where we live', and the TELUS World Skins Game's long-standing tradition of benefiting local charities, we are pleased to support the IWK Health Centre Foundation and help maritime families receive the quality care they need," said Gen. (Ret.) Rick Hillier, Chair of the TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board. "TELUS' gift will fund essential programs to ensure the IWK provides specialized health care right here at home in the Maritimes."
The TELUS World Skins Game is always a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule for the country's most passionate golf fans, as well as the community that hosts it. Including corporate and team member donations, more than $10.4 million has been given to a wide variety of important causes across Canada as a result of the TELUS World Skins Game since 2001.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
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About IWK Health Centre Foundation
The IWK Health Centre Foundation helps sustain excellence in specialized care at the IWK for all Maritime families. Last year, generous donors contributed over $10 million to excellence in specialized care at the IWK, including neonatal and pediatric intensive care, women's health and mental health services for children and youth. Funds raised also support world-renowned researchers and the purchase of modernized technology and equipment. Together with donors, the IWK Foundation supported more than 16,000 inpatient visits and nearly 300,000 outpatient and emergency room visits in one year. Visit iwkfoundation.org for more information.
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