This years Charity Project is "The Mikey Network"
The Mikey Network was named for Mike Salem – a partner in Heathwood Homes and The Heron Group of Companies. In the summer of 2002, Mike was on a golf course in the beautiful Muskokas. He hit his first shot, drove up to his second and then his heart skipped a beat. Miles away from help, Mike passed away doing what he loved best, playing golf.
Mike was known for his compassion and consideration for his family, friends and colleagues, so we felt that helping others in his memory would be a fitting tribute. In 2003, The Mikey Network was established by Heathwood and Heron in memory of our dear friend and partner. No one knows whether a defibrillator could have helped to save Mike’s life, but in his name, we place MIKEYs in as many public places as possible, so that other cardiac arrest victims may have a second chance.
The first year, we committed $50,000 raised at a golf tournament to the Cardiac Safe City Program. Since then, with the help of dedicated volunteers and community partners, the Network has grown beyond our wildest hopes.
So far, The Mikey Network has placed over 1350 MIKEYs (defibrillators), trained over 11,000 people in CPR/AED and 15 people have been saved with a MIKEY!
Any and all donations must be made payable to The Masonic Foundation of Ontario and quote project # 2547
UPDATE JANUARY 2014:
We have had the draws for both pairs of Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets.
The first draw was held on December 24, 2013 and the winner was Elroy J. MacKinnon. I am sure he enjoyed himself at the game.
On January 5, 2014 we held the second draw for the tickets for the game on January 12th, and the lucky winner was Rod Hernagez and we will be presenting him with his tickets soon.