November 17, 2006 by Canadian Underwriter
Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children has recently completed renovations to its Plastic Surgery Clinic. The new clinic was made possible by a Cdn$500,000 donation from the KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation.
Enriching and enhancing children’s lives is what it’s all about for Steven Wise, chairman and CEO of KRG Insurance Group and chairman of KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation. “KRG is in the insurance business, and The Hospital for Sick Children represents a giant insurance policy for children and their families,” Wise said in a press release.
KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation presented a cheque to the hospital in February 2006 and construction is now complete on the new clinic.
More than 8,000 young patients and families visit the clinic annually. Patients have conditions ranging from cleft lip and palette to children receiving treatment as they recover from severe burns.
In a press release, KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation said the overall goal of its $500,00 donation was to create a warmer, friendlier, more welcoming environment at the plastic surgery unit of the hospital.
To date, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars to registered children’s charities including (but not limited to) The Hospital For Sick Children, Variety Village, Camp Oochigeas, The Centre for Abuse Awareness, York Region Community Safety Village. Canadian National Institute for the Blind Children’s Summer Program, The Canadian Women’s Foundation, Girls Program and the annual Salvation Army/Toy Mountain Campaign