University of Ottawa Heart Institute Telethon
For the third year in a row, a number of Soloway Wright lawyers and staff jumped at the opportunity to assist with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Telethon on March 1st, 2015. Our enthusiastic group of volunteers took pledges from callers during the final hour of the annual event that saw the Heart Institute raise a record setting amount totaling close to $7,800,000. Sporting our matching bright red shirts, we had the opportunity to speak with some of the incredibly generous pledgers from the community, which also afforded us the privilege of hearing some of the amazing stories about how the Heart Institute has impacted so many lives.
Toward the end of the evening, we watched with pride as our very own Lawrence Soloway, the chair of the Heart Institute’s board, and Ursula Melinz presented a cheque from the Firm to the Heart Institute.
To cap off the evening our fantastic team of volunteers celebrated the great success of the telethon over a team dinner. Thank you to Theresa Antonietti for organizing our firm’s participation in this wonderful event.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who trained us and kept us on track throughout the telethon. Once again we are excited and looking forward to doing it again next year!
Written by: Kyle Van Schie