From April 24 to May 8, 2018, a dedicated group of Markham Stouffville Hospital supporters, physicians and employees will embark on Trek Everest - a journey from Kathmandu, Nepal, through the Himalayas up to Base Camp on Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. This Adventure of a Lifetime celebrates the 65th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's ascent to the top, and will be accompanied by his son Peter Hillary.
In addition, this journey will make a difference in helping to rebuild Nepal. While there, medical professionals from our Expedition will volunteer at a local hospital recently devastated by a severe earthquake.
SUPPORTING MARKHAM STOUFFVILLE HOSPITAL
Markham Stouffville Hospital is a progressive hospital serving Canada's most diverse population in one of the country's fastest-growing regions, with a rapidly expanding and aging patient base.
Funds raised through this trek will outfit a much-needed Operating Room (OR) at Markham Stouffville Hospital. The need is acute for a new, hybrid OR equipped for fluoroscopy. This important surgical tool uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images and is essential for angiograms, angioplasties, urological and cardiac interventions and many other procedures. The result will be increased capacity for surgical procedures, decreased wait times and through its design and larger dimensions, the new OR will be flexible and allow growth for future equipment and expansion.
Every year at MSH, 28 surgeons perform over 21,000 surgical procedures for adult and paediatric patients for - cancer, gastrointestinal, obstetrical, orthopaedic, urologic, plastics, vascular as well as preventative and diagnostic procedures such as biopsy, colonoscopy and endoscopy.
Markham Stoufville Hospital will continue to respond by offering additional services and increasing capacity - but your help is needed.
Consider supporting MSH Trek Everest by making a donation or partnering with us through a corporate sponsorship. Together, we will make a difference.
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary
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