Biogen Canada Inc., whose Canadian operation is based in the riding of Mississauga-Centre, has donated $5,000 to the William Osler Health System Foundation’s Healthcare Heroes campaign to assist Osler personnel in the caring of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. NuGenesis Nails, a local nail salon with its head office in Vaughan, has also donated $5,000 to assist in such medical care. On May 15, Allan and Anna Kalinsky confirmed the contribution of $5,000 moreover to this very campaign, with both donations going directly to the William Osler Foundation. Mississauga-Centre MPP Natalia Kusendova, who is currently serving as a nurse at the William Osler Foundation Etobicoke location, had the opportunity to receive the cheque on behalf of the Foundation.
“We are pleased to support Canadian healthcare workers in any way that we can during this challenging time in our history. Like all Canadians, we are grateful for the commitment and sacrifices made by frontline healthcare workers and are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to the William Osler Healthcare Heroes campaign.” said Marina Vasiliou, vice president and managing director of Biogen Canada.
“The community has given back to us, and we would like to donate back to them during these difficult times, all of us need to stay safe during COVID-19” added Allan. Throughout these times, MPP Kusendova said she has been amazed with the amount of local businesses coming forward with donations and other charitable contributions in the fight against COVID-19 and its detrimental impact on our community. “I want to thank (Biogen and NuGenesis) for this donation and sticking together as a community during these challenging times. This generous donation will truly go a long way for the Hospital,” said Kusendova. During the presentation, Kusendova emphasises how donations from local companies will directly support frontline healthcare workers and, thus, help to keep our community safer through these unprecedented times.
Her sentiments were shared by fellow Brampton MPP and Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria, who said that businesses are doing an incredible job stepping up in the fight against COVID-19