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Naming at Trillium Health Centre's Cardiac Centre Honours Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion

Apr 28, 2008

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion was the guest of honour at the Trillium Health Centre's 2008 fundraising gala last Friday where the hospital foundation unveiled the Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health, Trillium's flagship program in support of cardiac care, prevention and education.

"I am deeply moved by this honour," said Mayor McCallion. "I believe very strongly in the health of our citizens and our community. It's the reason I started the Healthy City Stewardship Centre many years ago. Now, there's going to be a first-class centre for heart health care in Mississauga that will make that vision a reality. I am extremely grateful to the Trillium Health Centre and its Foundation for their outstanding support of advanced cardiac care for citizens in our community. The heart health program is an incredible legacy and one that I will always cherish."

Trillium Health Centre is the regional cardiac centre serving Peel, west Toronto and the surrounding area with one of the largest cardiac programs in the province.

According to Trillium Health Centre Foundation Director, Leadership Gifts Jennifer Laughton, "Mayor McCallion is an international icon of leadership who serves as an inspiration to all. As Trillium's flagship program, the Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health will play a prominent role in cardiac care, research prevention, and education for generations to come. It is our hope that the Centre will help create a legacy for the Mayor's commitment to Mississauga, Trillium and all Canadians. We felt the naming was an exciting way to recognize Mayor McCallion’s support in a lasting and prominent manner."

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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