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Fords donate $90K to Humber River Hospital, includes bobblehead proceeds

Doug Ford signs a cheque, donating $40,000 from the sale of Robbie Bobbies to Humber River Hospital. The Ford family also made a personal donation of $50,000. 680NEWS/Mark Douglas

The Ford family presented a $40,000 cheque to Humber River Hospital on Wednesday from the proceeds of the sale of the last of the Mayor Rob Ford bobbleheads.

Rob’s mother, Diane Ford, and his brother, former councillor Doug Ford, made the announcement at the hospital at a Wednesday morning news conference.

The family also announced a personal donation of $50,000.

The donations are in recognition for the care the hospital has given to Rob during her current battle with cancer.

“After 42 years of having my children here and using emergency services […] doctors have been wonderful, and it’s our hospital,” Dianne said.

Doug also handed a Robbie Bobbie to Dr. Rueben Devlin, the CEO the hospital.

 

Rob, who will receive his fifth round of chemotherapy on Friday, told CityNews political specialist Cynthia Mulligan his abdominal tumour has shrunk by more than 50 per cent.

In mid-September, the former mayor was diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma — a rare and aggressive form of abdominal cancer.

Before he received his diagnosis, Rob dropped out of the mayoral race after doctors said he had a “fair size” tumour in his abdomen for which a biopsy was being done. He decided to run for city council and was elected councillor in Etobicoke North Ward 2 on Oct. 27.

With files from Diana Pereira and Cynthia Mulligan