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Giving to children's health is easy and ongoing with TD's annual fundraising campaign for Children's Miracle Network
TORONTO, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - TD Bank Financial Group today launched its annual TD Children's Health Fund campaign in support of Children's Miracle Network. During the campaign, TD customers (including employees) conducting in-branch banking, telephone banking or Internet banking through EasyWeb will be offered the option of registering for automated monthly donations to support children's health. In 2006, TD raised $5.1 million for 14 Children's Miracle Network hospitals across Canada and this year's campaign runs from November 26 to December 28, 2007. Facts about the TD Children's Health Fund and Children's Miracle Network: - TD Bank Financial Group matches every $1 donated to Children's Miracle Network through the automated monthly donation program up to $1 million annually. - 100% of every dollar donated is allocated to the children's hospital foundation assigned to the branch where the donation was made; this ensures donations are used for funding projects in the community where the donation originated. - Every year, Children's Miracle Network hospitals in Canada treat more than 2.5 million children suffering from all types of diseases and serious injuries. - Funds raised are used to buy highly specialized equipment, develop education and prevention programs, and to support medical breakthrough research that saves the lives of countless children. - TD Canada Trust Internet banking customers can establish automated monthly donations directly by logging into EasyWeb and clicking on "Special Requests" followed by "Make a Donation" from the menu on the left hand side of the screen. "TD believes in supporting the health of children because of the strong positive impact it has on our communities," said Tim Hockey, Group Head Personal Banking, Co-Chair TD Canada Trust and TD's children's health champion. "We've made children's health one of our three pillars of community giving at TD and we hope our annual campaign in support of the Children's Miracle Network makes it easier for our customers and employees to give to their local children's hospital." Customers who sign up for an automated monthly donation during the campaign will be automatically entered for a chance to win a grand prize trip for a family of four featuring four nights at an Orlando, Florida theme park followed by a three night cruise. During the campaign, TD Visa will also donate five dollars to Children's Miracle Network for every TD Gold Travel Visa application approved. "TD Bank Financial Group has been one of Canada's largest annual contributors to Children's Miracle Network since partnering with us in 1994, raising more than $22 million to date. With 100% of customer and employee donations going directly to their local children's hospital, TD's annual campaign truly makes a difference to countless children and their families," says John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Canada, Children's Miracle Network. There are 12 children's hospital foundations in Canada covering 14 children's hospitals (to view a map visit http://www.td.com/corporateresponsibility/pdf/TD_MAP.pdf). Founded in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has grown to represent and raise funds for many of the finest pediatric hospitals in the world. TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together Children's health, literacy and education, and the environment are the three primary areas of focus for TD's community giving. The major flagship programs within these areas are: TD Children's Hospital Fund, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, TD Canadian Children's Book Week, TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership, and the TD Summer Reading Club. In addition, through the support of our customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national, regional and local programs in support of diversity, arts and culture and other causes. In 2007, TD donated $33 million to more than 1,600 charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada. About Children's Miracle Network -------------------------------- Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. In Canada, Children's Miracle Network helps support 14 children's hospitals across the country. Each year these hospitals treat more than 2.5 million children. For more information, visit www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca.
For further information: Jennifer Martin, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 308-6473, Jennifer.L.Martin@td.com
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