CSE in the Community: Supporting the CHEO Foundation

CSE presents 29 074 dollar cheque to CHEO

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!

 

Be a hero!


Be a Hero! – Transcript/Captions

September 10,2013, CSE launched its GCWCC campaign.

We ran a host of successful fundraising events that helped raise a lot of money for the United Way.

(A counter appears and starting at $0 begins increasing in value as images begin to appear.)

(Image of a girl sewing.)

(Image of a teacher helping a student.)

(Another image of a teacher helping a student.)

(Image of a homeless person receiving a box.)

(Image of a guide dog.)

(Image of 3 people consoling a friend.)

(Image of a baby grasping a hand.)

(Image of an elderly man and a health care provider.)

(Image of a doctor talking to a child in a wheelchair holding a teddy bear.)

(Image of four friends in a semi-circle taking a picture.)

CSE appreciates the need to give back to the community and does so through donating to the United Way and other community organizations.

Together we raised a grand total of $311,511.

(The counter stops at $311,511.)

Thank you to all CSE heroes for contributing to this year's GCWCC! Be a hero!

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