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November 28 is Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is fast approaching, so here’s your chance to be part of something big. After the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is the movement that celebrates giving back.This year, join your fellow Canadians in making an impact on your favourite cause: St. Michael’s Hospital.

Your support will go a long way toward helping us keep up with the latest life-saving treatments, equipment and research.

This year, help make Giving Tuesday the best one ever.

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Haute Holiday Cookies

Try these delicious, make ahead and bake-as-you-need-them cookies.
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A Christmas Eve Miracle

I’d been singing in a church concert a few days before Christmas, then woke up the next morning feeling really ill. Things quickly escalated to the point where I was seeing double and having trouble breathing. Once my partner got me to my community hospital, my blood pressure was extremely low. My heart’s mitral valve was failing, and the doctors knew they weren’t equipped to deal with that so they sent me right away to St. Michael’s Hospital. I needed a heart specialist — and St. Mike’s was the best place for me.
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Model of Philanthropy

Afrah’s relationship with St. Michael’s began several years ago when she needed to have a mammogram. She came to the hospital to see Dr. Robert Mustard, now retired. Then, about five years ago, because she had some respiratory problems, her doctor recommended that she see Dr. Victor Hoffstein. He is, Afrah says, “a fantastic Doctor – a great listener, patient and genuinely caring person.
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Coach Foto Lights Out

It was November 18, 2015, and George, a high school teacher and very busy athletics coach, was at home. A handyman was cleaning the eaves of the Fotopoulos home in Oakville, when George decided that this would be a good time to get help putting up the Christmas lights. He set up a ladder and climbed up. “The last thing I remember,” says George, “was throwing the end of the string to the guy.” Then he fell.
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Spiced Chick Peas

A recipe for Spiced Chick Peas, one of the 10 snacks recommended by Dr. David Jenkins, the world-renowned nutrition expert who developed the glycemic index and Director of St. Michael's Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center.
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New Location for St. Michael's Foundation

The St. Michael’s Foundation office has MOVED, effective September 7, 2017. We are now located at 2 Queen Street East, 7th floor, Suite 712.
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Model Schools, Model Students

Low-income Canadians lack access to many of the factors that determine good health: education, employment, stable housing, healthy neighborhoods and social supports. Poverty and marginalization causes serious health problems that lead to premature disability, shorter life spans, and high rates of health care use. In Toronto, this is especially the case: one in three children live in poverty, and 30% of children starting in senior kindergarten are not ready to learn. Left untreated, health issues can prevent kids from doing their best at school.
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Best Friends Reunited

When jewellery designer Sassan Fazeli takes a coffee break, his dog Sukie has to come along. The petite pooch may look like a Bichon Frise, but her owner doesn’t take her to the salon for regular grooming, preferring instead to “let her be a dog.” But behind her ragamuffin exterior is a well-behaved and loyal pet. As Sassan opens the door of his office, Sukie lifts her eyes, waiting for him to nod his assent before she steps out. “She goes everywhere with me,” Sassan smiles. But it wasn’t always so.
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Snack Attack!

When you're feeling hungry, fight back with healthy snacks that will keep you feeling full until your next meal! These 10 snacks are recommended by the nutrition experts at the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center at St. Michael's Hospital and are made up of foods in The Portfolio Diet, a way of eating proven to help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease.
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