CSE in the Community: Supporting the CHEO Foundation
In February, Chief John Forster was given the happy task of presenting a cheque in the amount of $29,074.50 to Kevin Keohane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation. The funds raised were the result of months of fundraising activities during the 2013 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE).
These funds will be used by CHEO to purchase an Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) machine, also known as an artificial heart and lung machine. This machine was on CHEO’s priority list and is desperately needed. This is the fifth year that CSE has earmarked funds to be donated to CHEO as part of the GCWCC.
Also on hand for the presentation were a former patient of CHEO along with his supportive mother. This brave young man spoke to our employees about his personal experience as a patient at CHEO and his story serves as a reminder of the importance of supporting the GCWCC.
During the 2013 GCWCC campaign, CSE employees raised a combined total of $311,511.00, benefiting CHEO, the United Way and many other deserving charities!