In December of 2010, Health Bound created a free of charge program named “Project Happier and Healthier”. The corresponding health provider invited patients with no supplemental insurance and low income to its facilities for complimentary therapy sessions. The beneficiaries of the project included children with conditions such as down syndrome, autism; as well as elderly people with various conditions.
In May 2011, on Health Bound’s own initiative, a charity campaign was organized in collaboration with Canadian Red Cross to raise funds for the victims of the Tsunami in Japan at the Sun Life Financial Centre. For three days massage therapists were providing seated head and shoulder massage to the public in the hallway of the financial centre, with 100% of proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund.
In October 2011 Health Bound’s specialists helped police officers compete in the 129th annual Police Games at Rogers Centre. Our team members helped the athletes with pre-competition stretching, massage, taping, and warm-up as well as assisted injured athletes during and after the games. The services provided to the policemen were free of charge. The proceeds from the event were donated to the families of fallen policemen.
In September 2010 and October 2011 members of the Health Bound team took part in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon to promote a healthy lifestyle and to help raise funds for various charities. Having had a big success in the first two years of the marathon, out team members have decided to make running the marathon and helping charities an annual tradition that inspires our family members and patients alike.
In April of 2012, Bloor West Rehabilitation Centre volunteered to sponsor a Homenetmen Your Soccer team, providing the team with quality uniforms, training supplies and financial support to cover expenses related to team’s travels and competitions. Our specialists helped the team members with pre-competition stretching, taping, as well as help those who are injured during a match or a practice.
In June 2012, Health Bound, in collaboration with Moneris organized a number of charitable events to raise funds to benefit the Campbell Family Institute at the Princess Margaret Hospital, a leader in the fight against all women’s cancers. Our specialists provided massages during charitable events, and a number of assistive devices were donated for the silent auction and lottery draws to raise funds for the Institute.