London Knights assist St. Joseph's COVID-19 reponse
The London Knights and the London Knights Alumni Foundation have announced a donation of $12,500 in support of The St. Joseph’s Health Crisis Fund.
“We are currently in unprecedented times and everyone needs to do their part to help flatten the curve so we can beat COVID-19,” said Mark Hunter, Co-Owner and General Manager of the London Knights. “We are proud to donate these funds to help support the ongoing efforts of our frontline health care workers and those working diligently to find new treatments for COVID-19.”
As the number of new cases continue to rise worldwide, the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) here in London and across Canada is more urgent than ever. Medical researchers at St. Joseph’s are moving forward with testing a drug in clinical trials that could potentially prevent and treat this life-threatening disease, alleviate stress on the healthcare system and reduce the mortality rate.
The St. Joseph’s Health Crisis Fund was created to accelerate novel treatments to combat the virus through St. Joseph’s research arm Lawson Health Research Institute. The fund will also support critical medical equipment and comfort items for healthcare workers on the frontlines across St. Joseph’s. Now, more than ever, the community is needed in the fight against this pandemic.
“We are so grateful to the London Knights Association and their fans for their generous donation to the St. Joseph’s Health Crisis Fund," says Michelle Campbell, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation. "Their support means we can purchase comfort items for front line workers, technology for patients and residents to communicate with loved ones and invest in hospital-based COVID19 research."