Hospital for Sick Children

Families take a walk for the children

The loss of a child is something that Mara Hill knows firsthand. One of her twin boys died while being treated at the Paediatric Care Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). She said her loss is the reason she supports the charity Herbie Fund, and attended the second annual Walk for the Children held at the Toronto Zoo on Sunday Oct. 14.

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New tower rising to meet needs of children and educators

For Dr. Fred Keeley, the future of improving his patients’ lives is almost here. “There will be a lot of equipment in the area of cancer and cancer biology,” he said, “essentially understanding the genetics of cancer.” Keeley is a senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children. He’s anxiously awaiting the grand opening of the adjoining new research and learning tower. It will include new high-end equipment that will advance research in terminal diseases.