Lloyd Robertson, Markham resident and former CTV chief anchor, and other local community supporters are delivering special bear hugs to patients at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH).
A total of 350 Bear Necessities were purchased by community members on Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 27. However, thanks to the support of Markham marketing company, Ravenshoe Group, who committed to match purchases of teddy bears and plush blankets, 700 patients received a bear hug.
MSH is asking the community to come together and purchase Bear Necessities so that 2,000 bear hugs can be delivered to patients throughout the holiday season.
Photo, from the left: Jo-anne Marr, MSH CEO; Lloyd Robertson and Suzette Strong, MSH Foundation CEO share a bear hug.