Donors like Dr. Ricardo Rendon help ensure the best cancer surgeries are offered locally.
Photo: QEII urologist and surgeon Dr. Ricardo Rendon personally invested in surgical robotics technology with a gift of stock.
in gifts of securities
Gifts of securities – such as stocks, mutual funds and bonds – are just another way donors are supporting the health of Atlantic Canadians. These gifts impact care at the QEII and can be a financially smart choice for the individual, as they often involve tax benefits. It’s a win-win.
There are many ways to give – it’s about finding the right fit for you. To learn more about gifts of securities, visit QE2Foundation.ca/securities.
The QEII’s Dr. Ricardo Rendon wasn’t shy to admit that an investment for surgical robotics is for everyone – including himself and other QEII professionals, who are just as likely to benefit from the technology as anyone else in our community. That’s why he made a gift of stock to help ensure this technology is here to stay.
Since arriving at the QEII, the da Vinci surgical robot is changing the lives of people living with prostate, gynecological, kidney and ear, nose and throat (ENT) cancers. As QEII teams adapt to the technology and learn more, they continue to expand the possibilities for surgical robotics at the hospital. This technology is the best of its kind and only exists locally because of the donor community that came forward to support the $8.1-million project.
It’s a major pride point at the QEII, as a leading teaching centre and hub of surgical excellence. Securing and evolving surgical robotics has helped attract and retain world-class talent right here in Atlantic Canada.
It’s a community effort and I’m part of this community. I’m as invested in this as patients and our donors are. This demonstrates that I’m in the game too. – Dr. Ricardo Rendon
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