Teresa Longo (L) donated $20,000 to the Joe Brant Foundation

Teresa Longo(Pictured, greeting a JBH patiernt) made her annual visit to Joseph Brant Hospital on Thursday, December 13. Mrs. Longo, along with members of the Longo family, Halton Regional Police officers and staff from Longo’s two Burlington stores, delivered gifts to patients who may not be able to be home with their families over the holiday season.

Mrs. Longo made a $20,000 donation to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation in support of mental health programs at JBH.


“Teresa’s personal touch and connection to the Hospital is what makes the Longo family’s annual visit so special,” said Anissa Hilborn, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation President. “Her annual holiday visit brings joy to our hospital’s most complex-care patients, and we are truly grateful for Teresa’s incredible generosity and kindness.”

The Longo family has been part of the community for more than 45 years, and are long-standing supporters of Joseph Brant Hospital. In 2015, they made a $500,000 contribution to Our New Era Campaign through the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation Community Matching Gift Challenge raising more than $1 million for Joseph Brant Hospital’s redevelopment and expansion campaign.

In recognition of their philanthropic support in Halton Region, Longo’s was presented with the 2016 Outstanding Corporation Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

John Best has had a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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