Aug. 25, 2011
Greg Willoughby, a London Ontario immigration lawyer and avid swimmer, will attempt to swim across Lake Ontario in support of St. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care; if he completes the swim he will be the first Londoner and the 55th person to do so.
Willoughby’s goal is to raise $25,000 for St. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care; the money raised will be directed toward new videoconferencing equipment. This new technology will support case conferences between inpatient units, improve the integration of care ensuring goals of an admission are clearly understood, planning and care are cohesive and progress reports shared.
Asked why he is taking on such a monumental task Willoughby says that, “There is a lack of public discourse when it comes to mental illness, and events like this get people talking. Mental illness should be respected and responded to like any other health problem."
What: Medpoint Swim for Mental Health
London lawyer will attempt to swim across Lake Ontario in order to raises funds for videoconferencing equipment at St. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care.
When: Aug. 26
Meeting at 5:30 pm, push off at 7 pm
Goal is to complete the swim in 18 hours
Where: Start: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Melville Street
Finish: Marilyn Bell Park near Ontario Place in Toronto. Public parking lot at Ontario Place, just off Lake Shore Boulevard at the south end of Dowling Street
- Support Greg in his mission of raising $25,000 for St. Joesph’s Regional Mental Health Car
- Read about the event in the London Free Press
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Communications & Donor Relations
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
519 646-6085, ext. 64590