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This Mother’s Day, say thank you with a special gift in her honour

May 7, 2018

This Mother’s Day, celebrate the strength and compassion of an important woman in your life with a unique and meaningful gift in support of Women’s College Hospital (WCH).

WCH Foundation is delighted to offer an exquisite, limited-edition silk scarf designed by acclaimed Canadian fashion designer David Dixon in collaboration with Dr. John Semple, a world-renowned breast cancer surgeon at WCH and a gifted OCAD University-trained artist. The scarf features a beautiful watercolour by Dr. Semple.

Dr. Semple’s painting was inspired by a quote from philosopher Albert Camus: “In the depth of winter I found there was, within me, an invincible summer,” which Dr. Semple says speaks to the extraordinary resilience of women facing cancer – an inner strength that he has witnessed time and again throughout his career. 

This beautiful gift will pay tribute to the selfless commitment of the women in our lives who raise, nurture and support those they love, while serving not only as an important reminder of the courage of women facing cancer but also of the incredible impact that Women’s College Hospital is having on the future of healthcare for women.

Proceeds from scarf sales will be directed to the greatest priority needs of Women’s College Hospital, including the new Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers, an unprecedented initiative established in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society to transform care for women’s cancers across Canada. Your gift will directly impact the lives of thousands of women by advancing groundbreaking women’s health research, excellence in patient care and health system innovations in cancer care that will be shared with women, families and health providers through the national network of CCS.

Measuring 36” by 36”, scarves are one hundred per cent silk and designed and produced entirely in Ontario. Scarves can be purchased for $300 each and you will receive a charitable tax receipt in the amount of $200. To ensure your scarf arrives in time for Mother’s Day, please place your online order on or before Tuesday, May 8. Scarves can also be picked up in person at Women’s College Hospital, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Click here for more information and to purchase a scarf.

A gift in memory or tribute to a special woman in your life can also be made to Women’s College Hospital Foundation. To make your donation, please click here. With each donation, you will have the option to include a meaningful message on a card that will be sent to the individual you are honouring, or the person you are remembering with your gift.

Thank you for your generous support of Women’s College Hospital!

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