On Sunday, April 13, the Pink Gala presented The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF) with $100,000 towards its vision of an integrated cancer care program at the hospital. This donation will go towards the Scarborough World Gala, being hosted by TSHF on May 10, with a goal of raising $2 million in support of cancer care at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH).
“We are extremely grateful to the Pink Gala, its organizers Dr. Shivani Sharma and Deepti Aurora, and all those who attended the event,” said Michael Mazza, President and CEO, TSHF. “Strong communities build strong hospitals and the success of this event will help The Scarborough Hospital continue to provide high quality cancer care services close to home for thousands of local residents.”
True to its theme “Hollywood Bollywood Night”, guests were treated to Indian cuisine, a Pink Divas Fashion Show and live entertainment courtesy of the Shiamak Toronto Dance Team and A2D2 (an aerial dance cirque company). Speakers included Senator Dr. Asha Seth, the Honourable Brad Duguid, MPP Bas Balkissoon, event co-chairs Dr. Shivani Sharma and Deepti Aurora and Dr. Winnie Leung from TSH.
“We are proud to present a cheque for $100,000 to The Scarborough Hospital Foundation,” expressed Dr. Shivani Sharma, Co-Chair of the Pink Gala. “It is through the dedicated and focused efforts of all our sponsors, donors and volunteers that this dream became a reality.
“As a family physician serving the communities of Scarborough and Markham for the last 30 years, I am well aware of the toll that cancer takes on patients and their families. The Scarborough Hospital’s proposed integrated cancer care program is a giant step forward for our diverse community.”
Deepti Aurora, Co-Chair of the Pink Gala added, “My family and I have experienced firsthand the exemplary care provided by The Scarborough Hospital. It is an honour for me to co-chair this event and support the hospital in its vision to implement a fully-integrated, state-of-the-art cancer care program.”
Scarborough World Gala 2014
TSHF is hosting their second Scarborough World Gala on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto. The goal of this year’s Gala is to raise $2 million in support of the hospital’s Cancer Care program.
The Scarborough World Gala is honoured to:
- welcome the Duchess of York Lady Sarah Ferguson as the keynote speaker;
- present Dr. Dhun Noria, Chief of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of Laboratories at TSH, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding work at TSH and within Scarborough; and,
- announce a special performance by renowned musician Lawrence Gowan whose wife, Janice, received chemotherapy treatment at TSH in 2012 following breast cancer surgery.
For more information on the Scarborough World Gala, to purchase tickets, to be a sponsor or to offer a donation, visit the Scarborough World Gala website.