Huntington University Shines A Light On NEO Kids Foundation

Huntington University is the latest organization to offer its support to a community campaign that aims to enhance children’s health care services in the north.


As part of the university’s annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, Huntington University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Kevin McCormick, announced a generous $2,500 donation in support of the NEO Kids Foundation.


“The lighting of Huntington’s 45-foot-tall Christmas tree, which is wrapped in more than 4,000 lights, is an annual event which marks the start of the holiday season. At Huntington University it is also a time to reflect and give back to the community,” said Dr. McCormick.  “The NEO Kids Foundation, and the work they are doing, is vitally important to our community and will set a standard of excellence for children’s care in Northern Ontario.  A specialized pediatric centre in Greater Sudbury means families and children in need of pediatric services will have the peace of mind that comes with staying close to home to receive treatment.  Huntington University supports the NEO Kids Foundation, and encourages the community at large to do so as well.”


“Our health care system can no longer keep treating children as small adults. Children need their own place, close to home, to receive treatment in an environment that is comfortable for them and comforting for their family,” said Dr. Denis Roy, President and CEO of HSN.  “I want to the thank Huntington University for bringing these issues to light in our community.”


“For too long we’ve sent our children to Toronto or Ottawa to get the care they need. Much of that care could be provided here,” said Patricia Mills, President of NEO Kids Foundation.  “Through the generous support of our partners like Huntington University, we will make this happen for our children.”


The NEO Kids Foundation will help Health Sciences North to build a 37,000 square foot facility designed exclusively for children and families. The new facility will feature pediatric clinics and treatment rooms, diagnostics and lab services and a Child Advocacy Centre, to name a few.


To find out more about the NEO Kids Foundation and how you can support this important community initiative please visit:  neokidsfoundation.ca

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