K-Pong

Thank you for giving a "hot diggity dog" about community health care!


Battleground Toronto’s Finest, 14 Division vs. 315 Fire Hall


On July 17 2019, Kensington Health partnered with Fancy Franks in celebration of National Hot Dog Day, with proceeds supporting Kensington’s accessible community care.

For the second year in a row, Fancy Franks handed out free hot dogs on College and Major Street and together, we raised more than $3700 for Kensington Health!

 This family-friendly, community event featured an all-day ping pong tournament, with friends, co-workers and the city’s finest playing in friendly competition - all in support of Kensington Health. The event was featured on Global News Morning, CBC and CHIN radio and more than 1000 community members, including the 14 Division of the Toronto Police, Fire Hall 315, and the University of Toronto Table Tennis Club, all came out in support.


 

Foundation CEO Corinne Rusch-Drutz & Fancy Frank Manager Brent Hueglin talk community health with Global News Morning’s Jennifer Valentyne

Despite an early morning deluge that left parts of the city flooded, by 12:01 pm the sun was poking through the clouds and nothing could stop the steady rhythm on the ping pong tables, and the line down the block for delicious franks.

Access to local community care is an important and underrepresented element of our healthcare system. This fun and vibrant event highlighted how the Kensington’s vital role with donations supporting our spectrum of end-of-life along with cancer screening, diagnostic imaging and eye care institute.  


The youngest player keeps her eye on the ball.

Thank you to everyone who came out to donate and those who gave their time to make this an event to remember, including KEI Board member John Cape, and volunteers from RBC at College & Bathurst and SPIN Toronto. A special thank you to Fancy Franks for their continued support and dedication to Kensington and community healthcare.

Missed it? Support by visiting kensingtonhealth.org/donate