Bell announced in a press release that last week's 2010 Bell Celebrity Gala raised $1.16 million for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a world leader in mental health care, research and education. With $580,000 in event proceeds plus a matching donation from Bell of $580,000, this gift supporting enhanced community care and access at CAMH is the latest effort in the national Bell Mental Health Initiative.
"Bell is very proud to join all of our Gala guests, sponsors and celebrities in delivering such extraordinary support for CAMH and its crucial work in accelerating access to care for those suffering from mental illness," said Mary Deacon, Chair of the Bell Mental Health Initiative. "With our five-year Bell Gala commitment to CAMH, we look forward to supporting the hospital as it further enhances community care and access - a fundamental pillar of Bell's national mental health program."
"The CAMH team is very grateful to Bell for its leadership in supporting Canadian mental health and to everyone involved with the Bell Gala for their commitment to advancing care for people with mental illness and addictions," said CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn. "This generosity will enhance our work to transform lives through the latest in scientific advances, integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research discoveries."
The Gala was supported by more than 2,000 guests, leading corporate sponsors and over 100 celebrities, including our very own Trish Stratus.