Two years ago, Sharon Vinderine met with Einat Enbar, the Canadian Friends of Sheba Executive Director. After learning about the medical center and its activities, she “instantly fell in love with the organization and could not help but want to be involved.”
Fast forward two years, and we are now proud to count Sharon as a member of the Canadian Friends of Sheba.
“I’ve only been involved with Sheba for two years, but I feel like it is now a part of my heart. I tell anyone and everyone I possibly can about the medical center and encourage them to learn more and discover some of the amazing stories that come out of Sheba, because it takes only a couple of stories for people to feel a connection and want to be a part of something so special.”
According to Sharon, the connection to Sheba was further strengthened by a personal motivation: “My husband has multiple sclerosis, so when I heard that Sheba has a dedicated multiple sclerosis research and treatment facility- that interested me greatly. I want to know there are options when it comes to treating my husband.”
Nevertheless, Sharon cited Sheba’s global efforts to advance medicine and help those in need as the main factor in her decision to support the medical center and an inspiration.
“At the end of the day, and I don’t care what religion or race you belong to, we are all human beings. The more we can help one another, the more we contribute to Tikun Olam. Sheba is led by incredible, inspiring people, and knowing that there’s a place like this that’s there to provide support, that’s advancing research, and that can respond quickly when global crises occur is important for the world. When I think of Sheba, I get emotional because I think about how many people it can help. We all think selfishly: how will this impact our lives, and why would somebody in Canada support a medical center in Israel? The thing is, when research is done, and progress is made, it doesn’t matter where it comes from. Eventually, it affects us. It doesn’t matter that Sheba is in Israel and I’m in Toronto: I know I’m helping something with a global impact.“
The Canadian Friends of Sheba Medical Center is a registered charity based in Toronto committed to supporting the vital work of Sheba Medical Center, a global healthcare leader and the largest, most comprehensive hospital in Israel as well as the Middle East.
In addition to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba’s humanitarian initiatives, compassionate care, cutting-edge research, and medical education activities, we are proud to serve as the medical center’s Canadian ambassador, helping foster collaborations that serve the people of Canada, Israel, and the world.
It has been a privilege to contribute to Sheba’s transformative global efforts, and with your help, we will continue doing so for the benefit of patients everywhere.