Sutherland-Chan in the Community
Sutherland-Chan Clinic Inc. believes in giving back to the community. We encourage our clinics to participate in community events around the GTA. Here are few examples of events that were supported by Sutherland-Chan clinics in 2013.
The Yonge & Eglinton clinic (a franchise clinic, owned and operated by Forest Hill Massage Therapists Inc.) was one of the sponsors at the 2013 Toronto French School Fun Fair (Kermesse), which was celebrating its 50th anniversary. It was held at their Lawrence Park campus and over 1000 people attended. The event set a new record for funds raised. The clinic sent a massage therapist who was so well received, he stayed extra time to accommodate all the people still waiting in line to have a massage.
Both the Royal Bank Plaza clinic (a corporate clinic, owned and operated by Sutherland-Chan Clinic Inc.) and the Leslie clinic (a franchise clinic, owned and operated by MSG Massage Therapists Inc.), provided massage therapy to 10 Canadian Forces personnel through Soldier On, 4 at Leslie and 6 at Royal Bank Plaza. The Soldier On program is dedicated to members of the Canadian Forces who have illnesses or injuries. The program helps them adopt active lifestyles through physical, recreational or sporting activities. At the Royal Bank Plaza clinic, six soldiers received free one hour treatments from 6 different therapists. Four soldiers went to the Leslie clinic for free treatments. The staff at these clinics thoroughly enjoyed the soldiers’ visits.
The clinic at Leslie & Sheppard (a franchise clinic, owned and operated by MSG Massage Therapists Inc.) have been involved in a variety of community activities, including: 1) They set up an all day fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders and raised around $2500. 2) For the past two years they have participated in the Sunnybrook Cancer Relay for Life. 3) They also did a fund raiser chair massage event with GoodLife Kids Foundation, which supports The Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group. This group was founded following a generous donation form David Patchell-Evans, the founder of GoodLife Fitness, in honor of his autistic daughter.
The Richmond Hill clinic (a franchise clinic, owned and operated by LDC Massage Therapist Inc.) provided massage therapists for the Relay for Life event for the Canadian Cancer Society massage therapists provided chair massages for volunteers, participants and cancer survivors.
Both the Richmond Hill clinic (a franchise clinic, owned and operated by LDC Massage Therapist Inc.) and the Bloor & Yonge clinic (a franchise clinic, owned and operated by WLY Massage Therapist Inc.) worked with companies in the community to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride and employees donated money from chair massages. The clinics also provided ten therapists to do seven hours of chair massages at the 13th Annual Women’s Golf Classic for the Children’s Aid Society.
Every year Sutherland-Chan Clinics donate Gift Certificates to our clients for their silent auction fundraisers. If you’re one of our clients, please submit a request for your fundraising event to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mention the details of your fundraiser and the name of your clinic.