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Retired Coin Laundry Owner Donates $1M to Mental Heath Facility

Jason Hicks |

HAMILTON, Ontario — A retired coin laundry owner made a $1 million donation to St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to help fund research, education and equipment at the corporation’s new 300-bed hospital for the mentally ill, which is currently under construction.The donor, Frank Charles Miller, said in a press release that he’s happy to invest in the facility because he believes most families, like his own, have been affected by mental health issues.Kevin Smith, St. Joseph’s president and CEO, called the donation “a remarkable gift in these economic times,” and said that mental illness is the fastest-growing illness in Canada, according to The Hamilton Spectator.In 2006, Miller donated $2 million for training and educating residency students at St. Joseph’s. 

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Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.

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