by / Thursday, 05 June 2014 / Published in News

Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce Raises $18,000 For The Scarborough Hospital and Providence Healthcare

The business community is once again at the forefront in exhibiting the giving spirit of our community by organizing one of the pioneering annual charity events, the “CTCC Walkathon”.

This year’s annual Walkathon organized by the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce was held on Sunday June 5th, 2011. The 4 km walk through major streets around The Scarborough Hospital Birchmount campus began at 9 AM.

The participants of the CTCC Walkathon strapped on their running shoes in order to raise money for a very important cause while in the meantime promoting healthy exercise and lifestyle and enjoying the outdoors with a pleasant morning walk. The Walkathon supports the healthcare needs of residents in Scarborough. Since 1999, the event has raised approximately $170,000 for Scarborough hospitals (General & Birchmount campuses) and Providence Healthcare.

This year RBC took on a leading role in raising more than $7,000 with Mohan Sundaramohan, Branch Manager of RBC as co-chair of the Walkathon. The Scarborough Rangers once again have also joined hands in supporting this year’s Walkathon. Corporate Sponsors Industrial Alliance, RBC, TD, Scotiabank, and The CableShoppe all provided critical support to keep this fundraising event successful along with many other valuable sponsors.

CTCC’s Walkathon could not run smoothly without Co-Chairs Mohan Sundaramohan and Sritharan Thurairajah, and Event Coordinators Santha Panchalingam, Ghajan Mahan, and Navajeevan Anandarajah to lend their support.

The CTCC would like to thank everyone that came out to walk and support this year’s Walkathon. The CTCC is already looking forward to next year’s Annual Walkathon, and raising even more money for two worthy causes.

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