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Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly teams up with Mercedes-Benz Newmarket to donate $50K to Southlake’s new cancer campaign

Wednesday September 14, 2022

NEWMARKET, ON (September 14, 2022) – Mercedes-Benz Newmarket, along with the support of their customers and brand ambassador, Toronto Maple Leafs Defenceman Morgan Rielly, has generously donated $50,000 to Southlake’s HERE is Where Cancer Meets Its Match campaign.

The funds raised will support Southlake’s new $20 million cancer campaign that will grow its capacity to meet the increasing demand for care. It will ensure we can continue to bring the latest technology to Southlake’s Stronach Regional Cancer Centre and enable our talented clinicians to deliver the best care — and the best chance for our patients to survive their cancer — right here in York Region.

Throughout July, Mercedes-Benz contributed $200 from every new vehicle sold or leased at the dealership to support the Campaign. In August, Mercedes-Benz customers joined Leafs star Rielly at Magna Golf Club for the annual Mercedes Trophy golf tournament, where they raised additional funds through live and silent auctions.

As part of this event, Rielly generously donated his personal tickets to the Leafs game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 11 with a personal behind-the-scenes exclusive experience.

“We are so grateful to Mercedes-Benz Newmarket, Morgan Rielly and their customers for their continued support of Southlake. Last year, they helped Southlake build healing spaces for our mental health patients. Their generosity will help ensure that those living with cancer in our community don’t have to travel far from home to receive their cancer care,” said Jennifer Ritter, President and CEO of Southlake Foundation. “This early support of our new campaign means so much to us, and we hope it will inspire other caring companies in our community to help as we continue to create the cancer care our communities deserve.”

“The ongoing commitment of the Southlake Foundation across our community is remarkable,” said Brian Fulton, Managing Partner of Mercedes-Benz Newmarket. “We are truly honoured to partner with our wonderful customers and Morgan to provide support to those close to home who are fighting this terrible disease.”

“Thank you so much Mercedes-Benz Newmarket and Morgan Rielly for your generous donation to cancer care at Southlake,” Barbara Steed, Executive Vice President, Clinical Services at Southlake, and Regional Vice President, Cancer Services, Central Cancer Program. “Donations like yours help make sure our staff can be by patients’ side for every step of their cancer journey and help us deliver high-quality, safe cancer care to the patients and families we serve. We are so appreciative of your support.”

Delivering cancer care to York Region and South Simcoe County, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake has redefined what a regional hospital is truly capable of. Informed by innovative research, Southlake’s oncology experts provide high-quality, compassionate, patient-centred care in a light and uplifting atmosphere. It consistently ranks within the top three of Ontario’s Cancer Centres and recently was the first hospital in Ontario to partner with the Princess Margaret Cancer Care Network.

Photo: Lesley Ring, Vice President Major Gifts and Campaigns, Southlake Foundation, Morgan Rielly Toronto Maple Leafs Defenceman, Jennifer Ritter, President and CEO, Southlake Foundation, and Brian Fulton, Managing Partner of Mercedes-Benz Newmarket.

View Mercedes-Benz Newmarket donation announcement event video here.

Learn more about HERE is Where Cancer Meets Its Match Campaign.


About Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

Since the inception of Southlake Foundation in 1980, more than $222 million dollars has been raised in support of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Working with members of our communities, volunteers, our Southlake Family and our dedicated donors, Southlake Foundation will continue to support the most urgent needs of our hospital, including things like life-saving medical equipment, infrastructure upgrades and expansions, patient programs and staff education, all for the goal of providing leading edge care for patients and families, close to home. For more information visit: www.southlakefoundation.ca.

About Mercedes-Benz Newmarket

At Mercedes-Benz Newmarket, we are committed to providing our customers with the ultimate dealership experience. Offering the region’s most extensive selection of new and used Mercedes-Benz, AMG® and Sprinter vehicles online or in-store, our team is at your service. From the moment you walk into our in-person or virtual Mercedes-Benz dealership in Newmarket, we commit to providing an exceptional, high-integrity sales and service experience. After all, we’re among the top Mercedes-Benz dealer in Canada.