Health video journalist, CTV News Toronto
Even if a sleeve wasn’t fully lit, it was a formidable sight when the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, with the help of Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, launched its vacation fundraiser.
Reynolds launched the Sweater Love campaign last year and raised more than 315. $ 000 for the world famous child health center while making fun of his colorful Christmas gift design sweater.
With COVID-19 limiting the number of visitors and gatherings at the hospital this year, he worked with organizers to come up with a more pandemic-friendly plan.
In the late afternoon, the hospital flicked the switch to illuminate the 20-foot display with a minor bug. They plan to fix the unlit case by tomorrow.
Reynolds also posted a comedic video on Twitter promoting the Sweater Love fundraiser, which is used to raise money for patient services, as well as the billion dollar rebuilding of the hospital.
In the video, the Deadpool star is endorsed by Toronto Maple Leaf Auston Matthews, who wears the same design for vacation sweaters.
Puppies. Ugly sweater. An NHL star who at one point stabbed me in the face with a rusty skate. All for the love of @sickkids. Thank you @SamsungCanada for participating and a big thank you to @ AM34. https: // t. co / ygeVztNgfE image. Twitter. com / H3KVKBLUJm
SickKids patient Colm Bonfield says Reynolds sent him some personal messages of encouragement. But despite all the positive support from others, he knows that being in the hospital over Christmas is not the same.
« It is really difficult to be in the hospital over the holidays, especially during COVID-19, as there are visitor restrictions and everyone has social distance, » says the 11-year-old.
He’s going to have an operation in a few days but hopes to get home before Christmas.
Reynolds encourages everyone to donate to the SickKids Foundation through FundTheFight / SweaterLove. The first 100. Company partner Samsung Canada is bringing together $ 000.
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