March 08, 2006

$600,000 Canadian donation to Support Group

In Peterborough, Canada this week, it was announced that a family donated $600,000 to the Ontario chapter of Schizophrenia Society of Canada. We hope more families consider this approach to helping people who have schizophrenia.

Specifically, it was reported:

"The Grant family of Lakefield has made the largest known donation to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, says the agency's president Len Wall.

Wall accepted the $600,000 donation from the late Bill and Marg Grant, whose son Tam suffered from schizophrenia, at the agency's Peterborough office on George Street North yesterday.

"To my knowledge, it's the biggest one ever," Wall said.

"Such a large donation is uncommon."

The money will go toward the Tam Grant Research Fund. Similar funds have sponsored the study of the scientific and psychosocial aspects of the disease, Wall said.

Source: Peterborough Examiner (Ontario)


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