The Ottawa Senators Alumni have stepped up to provide a major assist for local health care research.
In a new parternship announced today, the Bruyère Foundation has teamed up with the Sens Alumni to raise money and awareness for geriatric research through the $4.5 million Days of Hope, Care & Dignity campaign. The fundraising drive supports the expansion and improvement of outpatient care at the Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa.
A key part of research in this area, currently underway at the Elisabeth Bruyère Research Centre and Carleton University, involves the development of technologies which will allow seniors to stay in their homes safely.
"We realize that keeping older adults healthy and in their own homes has major benefits to society and the economy," said Sens Alumni president Brad Marsh. "Part of the mandate of the Ottawa Senators Alumni is to create awareness for charitable groups, so we're happy to be involved."
A Country Hoe-Down fundraiser is planned for Sept. 10 at the Lone Star Texas Grill just off St. Laurent Blvd. Tickets can be purchased through www.bruyere.org