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Stephen Lewis visits St. Michael's Hospital

On October 15, 2007, Stephen Lewis, Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, graced the Hospital with his presence.'

Toronto, October 15, 2007

On October 15, 2007, Stephen Lewis, Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, graced the Hospital with his presence, along with Dr. Jane Philpott of the Give A Day to AIDS initiative.

Angel Golf ClassicMr. Lewis updated the community on the serious global situation of HIV/AIDS and on the important contribution that grassroots organizations are making in the fight against the disease, including those supported by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Dr. Jane Philpott supported his knowledge by thanking the Hospital and staff for their contribution to the Give a Day to AIDS campaign last December 1, 2006.

This December, we will take the initiative again by contributing individual or unit donations directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. This will allow us to track total funds raised. Give a Day donations may also be made to Dignitas International.

Mr. Lewis and Dr. Philpott concluded their visit by touring the positive unit of the ambulatory clinic, where Stephen said "it was remarkable what you are doing at St. Michael's to assist with the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic."