Charles’ Story: Goodfellow Cleaners Give with Heart

by Goodfellow Cleaners
Heart disease and other heart-related issues have touched many of Goodfellow Cleaners’ customers, friends and families. That’s why Charles Goodfellow, the owner of Goodfellow Cleaners and his team are ready to give with heart.

Giving back to the Institute is personal.

“I lost two very close friends in the past few years due to separate heart-related issues,” Charles says. “Both of these guys were in good shape and under the age of 46. They played hockey, went to the gym One was a marathon runner. Their deaths happened without any warning. Their deaths hit me hard since they came right at the same time as I was just diagnosed with a heart condition, a tricuspid valve.”

One of his employees’ newborn was born with heart complications and some of his clients’ children have also had their own experience with heart disease. Goodfellow Cleaners offer its’ support to the Heart of Champions annual golf tournament and recent Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon for CHEO. The event raises money and awareness for children born with congenital heart disease who will one day transition to cardiac care at the Heart Institute.

Little hearts need big hearts - Charles Goodfellow lent his recent support to the Heart of Champions' Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon for CHEO. Photo credit: Jeff Gilchrist

Little hearts need big hearts – Charles Goodfellow lent his recent support to the Heart of Champions’ Spooktacular Halloween Bowlathon for CHEO. Photo credit: Jeff Gilchrist

All of these elements combined make Charles and his team of 25 employees both sensitive and active in reaching out to customers impacted by heart health. It’s also the reason they are ready to offer up discounts to those who donate during ‘heart month’.

“I’m fortunate that I have received the very best of care and monitoring from everyone at the Heart Institute. They are amazing. Now I’m actually in the best health of my life – but they still monitor me. I have such respect and a deep commitment and devotion to doing whatever we can as a business to help.”

Give with heart and get a discount!

Donate to the Heart Institute and receive 10% off your dry cleaning and shirt laundry services at all Goodfellow Cleaners’ locations for the month of February. Please bring in your proof of donation (any amount) to get your discount. *This offer excludes repairs, alterations, cleaning of suede, leather and cleaning of carpet and drapes.

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