All-Star Gala in support of SickKids
The All-Star Gala in support of SickKids hosted its fourth annual event at the Toronto Event Centre this past June. With over 1,250 guests, this event brings out many of Toronto’s A-listers, including young professionals, celebrities and pro athletes like Brett Connolly of the Washington Capitals and Brandon Tanev of the Winnipeg Jets. The luxury bar serving up custom cocktails, a silent auction, interactive sports-based games and live entertainment, thanks to some of Toronto’s top musicians and DJs, were all a part of making this one of the most prestigious events of the year.
This year, TSN’s Jay Onrait was the emcee for the evening, with a little bit of help from Evan Hollinrake, a seven-year-old patient at SickKids who stole the show, not to mention everyone’s hearts. Thus far, this incredible event has raised $320,000 for the hospital, with funding going toward a research project led by Dr. Mike Seed, head of cardiology at SickKids, to ascertain a way to eliminate brain damage in babies with congenital heart disease (CHD).
photos courtesy of All-Star Gala