Coronavirus Outbreak: Shawn Mendes donates $ 175,000 to Toronto pediatric hospital for combating COVID-19

Press Trust of India

Mar 26, 2020 09:02:48 IST

Singer Shawn Mendes has donated $ 175,000 to a pediatric hospital in Canada to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

 Coronavirus Outbreak: Shawn Mendes donates $ 175,000 to Toronto pediatric hospital for combating COVID-19

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The Grammy-nominated singer made the contribution to the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in his hometown, Toronto alongside The Shawn Mendes Foundation so that the facility can gather emergency medical resources during the outbreak while continuing its regular services.

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Mendes on Instagram also said that next month he will transfer all funds his charity to aide both SickKids and the World Health Organization's (WHO) coronavirus relief efforts.

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In a statement obtained by Entertainment Tonight Canada, Ted Garrard, CEO of the SickKids Foundation, said they were grateful to Mendes for his continued support of their hospital.

"This generous and timely donation will assist our hospital with increased efforts in prevention and screening of COVID-19," Garrard said.

Canada has almost 2,800 cases of the COVID-19 illness and 27 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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Updated Date: Mar 26, 2020 12:07:56 IST