More than 600 people came together at Woodbine racetrack on June 10 to participate in the fourth annual Walk ‘n Roll Fest for Healthy Families in support of William Osler Health System.

A triple crown wasn’t at stake – the five-kilometre walk was focused on something even more valuable – raising vital funds for Etobicoke General Hospital (EGH), which is currently undergoing a transformation. More than $75,000 was raised at this year’s event.

“The community really stepped up to the plate to support health care in Etobicoke,” said Ken Mayhew, William Osler Health System Foundation president and CEO. “Thank you to everyone who came out to support their community hospital.”

All funds raised will be matched by the Orlando Corporation $15 Million Matching Challenge and will help equip the new patient tower at EGH, which is currently under construction. Scheduled to open to the public in early 2019, the new tower will provide greater access to programs and services, like emergency and women’s and children’s care, which are needed most by the growing community.

The new tower will include a new emergency department, critical care and intensive care units, maternal newborn unit, ambulatory procedures unit, as well as cardiorespiratory and neurodiagnostic services.

Visit YouHaveThePower.ca to donate or for more information about the new patient tower.