The party may be over, but Mackenzie Health Foundation is still celebrating the exceptional generosity of Carmelo and Milena Calabro.
Carmelo celebrated with family, friends and members of the business community, his milestone 60th birthday at a sensational Casino Royale theme party in May 2016. At the request of Carmelo and Milena Calabro, guests generously donated to Mackenzie Health Foundation in lieu of gifts, totalling more than $107,000.
Funds are being directed to the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital’s Magna Emergency, a fund near and dear to Carmelo and Milena after experiencing an emergency of their own. After almost losing his life in a serious workplace accident, Carmelo was in hospital for more than four months, beating incredible odds.
For those who know him, Carmelo’s courage, strength and resilience to survive is nothing short of inspiring and admirable.
“Mackenzie Health Foundation is honoured to be the recipient of such a special celebration of life and giving back,” Ingrid Perry, Mackenzie Health Foundation President and CEO, says.
MORE EXCEPTIONAL DONORS
On Tuesday, September 25, John A. D’Angelo, Giuseppe Maio and Claudio Memme of HBNG Holborn Group donated $2M to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign.
On Wednesday, May 30, TransCanada Corporation announced pledged $250K to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign
On Tuesday, March 27, Anatolia Tile + Stone pledged $1 million to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign.
The Carlo and Angela Baldassarra Family pledges $5M to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign
Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation’s gift of $1 million to the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital inspired by a sense of family.
Giving to Mackenzie Health was an easy choice: their customer base resides in the Vaughan area and it is the hospital for many of their employees and clients.
Siblings Edward Sorbara, Marcella Tanzola and Gregory Sorbara stand together before a rustic log cabin that is a symbol both of their family’s deep ties to Vaughan and of the proud heritage that has helped to make Vaughan the progressive city it is today.
Through an annual golf tournament marking the birthday of the late James Peek, his family has generated nearly $400,000 to help raise awareness of mental health issues.