Windsor Regional Hospital

Media Release KiliKlimb Raises $70,000

January 4, 2016
For Immediate Release


KiliKlimb Event Raises $70,000

As part of Dream Climb and KiliKlimb events of 2015, the Windsor/Essex Hospitals Foundation will recognize a group led by Dr. Dante Morassutti, Richard Vennettilli and Dennis Segatto for stepping forward and raising $70,000 for the Neurosciences Program at Windsor Regional Hospital.  The presentation will involve a demonstration of medical equipment purchases for the Neurosciences Program.

Date:              Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Time:              11:00 a.m.
Location:       Ouellette Campus – Windsor Regional Hospital
                        1030 Ouellette Avenue – 8th Floor Rehabilitation Room

Attending:    Dr. Dante Morassutti, Chief of Neurosciences
                   Richard Vennettilli, Vice President, Windsor/Essex Hospitals Foundation
                   Dennis Segatto, two-time kidney transplant survivor
                   Kevin Spearin, quad patient

Funds were raised from the first Dream Climb ‘Step Up Your Game’ event held in January 2015 at 1 Riverside Dr. E. in the Chrysler building

Others fundraising events included Out of Africa, an event sending the climbers on their journey and,  Return From Africa, where the climbers displayed their journey in a video presentation directed by Sasha Jordan Appler, ultimately entered into the 2015 WIFF (Windsor International Film Festival).

About Mount Kilimanjaro:
Its elevation is 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) and is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world.

“As a surgeon, I felt I had a responsibility to my patients and the community about my personal health and made a commitment to get in better shape by running,” stated Dr. Dante Morassutti, Chief of Neurosciences, Windsor Regional Hospital.

“Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was one of the things on my bucket list and something I needed to do,” said Richard Vennettilli, Vice President, Windsor/Essex Hospitals Foundation. 

“Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is my second change at life, having had a kidney transplant in 1979.  Now, over 35 years later, wanting to affect people’s lives through organ and tissue awareness, I had to try,” stated Dennis Segatto, two-time transplant recipient and Board President of the Giovanni Caboto Club. 


For more information, contact:

Ron Foster, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communication
519-995-2482 (cell) / 

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