NSUS Group, the marketing arm of online poker brand GGPoker, donates $100,000 to Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation’s UHN Emergency COVID-19 Fund.
The fund helps University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s number-one research hospital, facilitate critical clinical trials and support frontline staff providing care to the wider Toronto community. The hospital has reassigned researchers and assembled cross-disciplinary international expert teams to focus on finding rapid solutions to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation was raised in partnership with GGPoker players; $50,000 was contributed by players via a recent online poker tournament series, with this amount fully matched by NSUS Group for a total donation of $100,000.
“On behalf of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, thank you to GGPoker for their generous support in the fight against COVID-19,” says Louise Aspin, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. “This gift will help accelerate the pace of what is possible, both in supporting frontline staff at our hospitals and critical research that can put an end to this pandemic.”
“It’s a pleasure and a privilege to make this donation on behalf of GGPoker players and the entire NSUS Group,” said Jean-Christophe Antoine, Head of GGPoker. “Poker players are well known for their philanthropic efforts and on this occasion the GGPoker community really stepped up, contributing $50,000, which combined with NSUS Group’s $50,000 will greatly help UHN’s fight against COVID-19.”
About NSUS Group: NSUS, pronounced “Answers,” is at the forefront of business consultancy to leading firms within the iGaming space. Specializing in investments, consulting and marketing, NSUS has been an integral part of the launch of several highly successful ventures, such as GGPoker, GGNetwork, SlotsVenture, and Ocean Master, to name just a few. These brands are quickly turning into market leaders in the iGaming industry, providing fun and entertainment to over one million players around the world.
About Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation: Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, as well as The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Together with its donors, the Foundation is helping world-leading health experts pursue the knowledge that makes all our lives better.
About University Health Network: University Health Network consists of Toronto General Hospital (recently voted the number-four hospital in the world and the best in Canada according to Newsweek magazine), Toronto Western Hospital, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The scope of research and complexity of cases at University Health Network has made it a national and international source of discovery, education and patient care. It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine. University Health Network is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.