Little Hunter's smile hides away the illness that has him living at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Today he left the hospital for a morning out to the TD Bank to break open a piggy bank and wiggle into the hearts of those all around him.
The outing was to encourage Torontonians to donate on December 9th and throughout the year.
Normally this time of the year Hunter, 4, would be getting ready for Santa. Instead he and his mother spend time away from home at Sick Kids fighting to conquer acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Today Hunter traveled to the TD Canada Trust branch at Grand Magazine and Fleet Street with his mommy and his nurses, Andrea Cote and Lindsay Fraser. Once inside his wiggling spiderman fingers and happy grin captured the hearts of the bank employees who had filled a giant white piggy bank just itching to be broken to bits. Hunter didn't disappear after a quick trip to the vault and a cookie he was armed with a hammer and safety goggles.
Hunter, 4, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL),SickKids Patient Ambassador
SickKids Nurses, Andrea Cote and Lindsay Fraser
For the 17th consecutive year, TD is asking Torontonians to support their local children's hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), through Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for 14 children's hospitals across Canada. TD will help make miracles happen this December by matching customer donations, up to $1 million, to support the community's local Children's Miracle Network hospital.
How to donate:
Torontorians who want to help make miracles happen can make a donation at any TD Canada Trust branch and the donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
TD Canada Trust customers can also choose to support Children's Miracle Network by setting up automated monthly donations in-branch, by calling EasyLine at 1-866-222-3456, or online by logging into EasyWeb and clicking on "Special Requests" followed by "Make a Donation" from the menu on the left hand side of the screen.
Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.