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Mayfair Partners with Calgary Reads

Wed, 02/08/2017

What does a medical imaging company have in common with Calgary Reads – a vibrant multifaceted reading movement? For Mayfair, the answer is quite simple. It’s about helping others. Yes, we’re a medical imaging company, and yes we produce some of the clearest, most accurate radiological images possible, but this isn’t at our core what defines us. The essence of who we are lies in our passion for helping others.

“I’m excited to be participating in a Reading Rally with Calgary Reads,” says Mayfair Executive Chair, Dr. Illya Boridy. “I think that those of us who work in health care got into the industry because of a desire to make a difference in someone else’s life. The Reading Rally gives our people an opportunity to fulfill our wish to help others, not only in the context of our imaging clinics, but also in the communities we serve.”   

With roots going back to 1998, Calgary Reads has been collaborating with schools, families, professionals, and community partners to support, facilitate, and advocate for early literacy. They do this through programs and initiatives like Reading Rallies, which offer grade one and two children the opportunity to discover the joy of reading.

“Calgary Reads hosts Reading Rally events in schools each year with support from sponsors. These events are opportunities to read aloud with young readers and to engage the whole school community around the joy of reading. We are thrilled that Mayfair is sponsoring and volunteering today at Banting and Best School, where together we can share the joy of reading with over 100 students” says, Steacy Collyer, Executive Director, Calgary Reads.

Today, a group of Mayfair volunteers, including, Dr. Boridy, are reading with students from Banting and Best School. As part of the event, Dr. Boridy will be reading aloud a feature book titled, And May Smiled, to the entire group of students. The book about kindness tells a story about a little girl named May who feels joy from helping her family in small and simple ways throughout the day.

“It’s a message perfectly suited to Mayfair because spreading kindness helps people and that’s what we do. We at Mayfair are all about humans helping humans” said Dr. Boridy.

To read a copy of the book click here.


Mayfair Diagnostics (formerly Radiology Consultants Associated) is owned and operated by over 50 radiologists and employing more than 400 employees. We have been leading the way in delivering specialized and diverse medical imaging services using state-of-the-art technology since 1911. Mayfair offers private exams at our Mayfair Place and Regina Centre Crossing locations, and proudly serves more than 700,000 patients and provides more than 90,000 teleradiology interpretations each year.

Our vision is a world in which every person has clarity about their health. We are focused on the needs of our local communities in partnership with physicians and hospitals. We know that our employees are the key to our company’s success and future growth. If you’re a person who is motivated to go above and beyond, inspired by working with the best, and compelled to do the right thing, our organization is the right choice for you.

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