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The CMA Foundation donates $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross

Ottawa, October 12, 2017 — The CMA Foundation is pleased to announce that it has made a donation of $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help it provide immediate and long-term disaster relief support.

“The CMA Foundation recognizes the important work done by the Canadian Red Cross, and the crucial support it provides to Canadians in times of disaster,” says Allison Seymour, CMA Foundation president. “This donation aligns with our vision and mission by helping the Canadian Red Cross to fund a number of initiatives, including providing support to Canadians affected by the wildfires in British Columbia, and ensuring the Canadian Red Cross has the resources it needs to prepare for future emergencies.”

The CMA Foundation’s focus is to support the causes physicians care about. Accordingly, a portion of the donation will go toward the Red Cross BC Fires Appeal, which helps Canadians affected by the wildfires in British Columbia in a number of ways. The donation will help ensure that the Canadian Red Cross can continue to provide ongoing support in BC. The remainder of the donation will help to fund the disaster management program at the Canadian Red Cross. In the same way that physicians play a crucial role when disasters strike, Red Cross disaster response teams are integral when a community is affected by a disaster, working alongside first responders to provide comfort and care for those who need it. The money will go toward providing emergency lodging after a personal disaster, maintaining a supply of basic needs including comfort hygiene kits, and training additional disaster response volunteers.

About the CMA Foundation

Governed by a board of directors comprised of Canadian physicians and business leaders, the CMA Foundation works with physicians, medical associations, affiliates and partners to provide support to registered Canadian charities that align with the mission of the CMA and its subsidiaries. For more information on the CMA Foundation, please visit CMA Foundation.

About the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

For 150 years, only the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has united the broad expertise of the medical community for the benefit and well-being of all Canadians. The CMA currently represents over 85,000 physicians, comprises 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and is affiliated with over 60 national and international medical organizations.

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