Muslim Welfare Centre brings $50,000 donation to benefit RVHS through Cardiac Care Program
On Saturday, November 15, a partnership between the Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto and Rouge Valley Health System Foundation formed with the announcement of a very generous $50,000 gift for the hospital’s Cardiac Care Program.
This is the first ever gift of its kind to a local community hospital by this group. Foundation representatives met with Muhammad Ali, a Director on the MWC Board, last year and he shared his cardiac story with us. He learned first hand as a patient what the direct impact of community donations mean to patients who have undergone a cardiac event.
As a patient, Muhammed experienced the full range of the services provided in the Cardiac Care Program, from emergency to rehab. It gave him an appreciation for the program and since then the Foundation has worked with Muhammed and his many colleagues who have shared similar stories and this is how they came to choose to support their local hospital.
The Muslim Welfare Centre was founded in 1993 by Muhammad’s parents, the late Major Muhammad Abbas Ali and wife Sarwar Jahan Begum, who were once patients of Dr. Ricci, as well.
This amazing non-profit organization participates in significant outreach throughout Ontario, Canada, and the world. From essential Food Banks, Meals on Wheels, the Women’s and Children’s Shelter, Public School Nutrition program, Free Medical Clinic, Disaster Relief, Support a Child, Water Exploration, and the very recent Regent Park Meals, just to name a few!
The Foundation gives its heartfelt thanks to the Muslim Welfare Centre for this new partnership.