Oct. 08, 2015
Tribute Dinner showcased all the stars – from Howie Mandel and Heather Hiscox to local philanthropists Marjie and Jeff Macoun
All the stars were out at this year’s St. Joseph’s Tribute Dinner, which featured tv host and comedian Howie Mandel, who spoke candidly about his experience with mental illness in a conversation with CBC News Network morning host Heather Hiscox.
Mandel has publicly battled obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has become an international spokesperson against social stigma and in support mental health.
“His story offers hope to others,” says Michelle Campbell, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation. “Along with Howie’s story, Tribute Dinner highlights the critical role St. Joseph’s plays in clinical and research work within brain and mental health care.”
The other stars of the evening were Marjie and Jeff Macoun, for their community contributions as volunteer leaders and local philanthropists with St. Joseph’s Health Care London and other community not-for-profit organizations. About the couple, Campbell says “London needs more people like Marjie and Jeff.”
Proceeds from the event will directly benefit highest priority needs for patient and resident care across St. Joseph’s.
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (www.sjhcfoundation.org)
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Ethical Trustmark Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London (https://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/)
Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a leading academic health care centre in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research. Through partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute and our collaborative engagement with other health care and academic partners, St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in the areas of: chronic disease management; medical imaging; specialized mental health care; rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics; and surgery. St. Joseph’s operates through a wide range of hospital, clinic and long-term and community-based settings, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital; Parkwood Institute; Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care; and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care.