The inaugural Kaleidoscope Ball, a partnership between The Scarborough Hospital Foundation and the Scarborough Walk of Fame, raised $700,000 to support the Diagnostic Imaging department at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH). Funds raised will purchase much needed state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
Bringing together more than 500 people on Saturday, 17 October, the Kaleidoscope Ball celebrated the diversity and vitality of Scarborough’s global community.
“Tonight, the Scarborough community’s generosity was extraordinary,” said Michael Mazza, President and CEO of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation. “On behalf of the Foundation and the hospital, we extend our sincerest gratitude to the individuals and organizations that supported the gala and Diagnostic Imaging at The Scarborough Hospital.”
TSH’s Diagnostic Imaging department runs around-the-clock to diagnose people’s injuries, diseases, and life-threatening medical conditions. Diagnostic Imaging physicians and staff use machines like ultrasounds, X-rays, and MRIs to make fast and accurate diagnoses, enabling people to get the care and treatment they need as soon as possible. Last year, TSH’s highly trained Diagnostic Imaging team performed more than 200,000 exams.
At the Ball, former Kindergarten teacher and TSH patient, Margi Huff, shared the impact that a fast and accurate breast cancer diagnosis had on her life.
“A few years ago, I found a lump in my breast. I was sent to The Scarborough Hospital and, in just two days, I had an ultrasound followed by a biopsy,” Margi said. “Because the Diagnostic Imaging team identified what was wrong so quickly and accurately, my cancer was treatable and I had time to make the best decisions for my health. If I had to wait a month or more to get my diagnostic tests done, I probably would not be here tonight.”
Hosted by celebrated broadcasters, Christine Bentley and “Humble” Howard Glassman, the evening also paid tribute to the 2015 Scarborough Walk of Fame Inductees:
- Dr. Sophie Hofstader, Award-Winning Dermatologist and Community Leader
- Betty Carr, Community Newspaper Leader
- Mike Holmes, Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor
- Farley Flex, Manager of Potential and Social Activist
- Cherie Piper, Olympic Gold Medalist and Hockey Legend
Each inductee represents the best of the best in Scarborough, and strongly supports the world class health care that The Scarborough Hospital provides.
The final total of funds raised at the Ball will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Scarborough Hospital Foundation thanks the following organizations for their generous support of the Kaleidoscope Ball: Scarborough Radiologists, TD, Scarborough Town Centre, Centennial College, The Scarborough Hospital Medical Staff Association, The Toronto Star, First Choice Hair Cutters, Royal de Versailles, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, Borden Ladner Gervais, Orlando Corporation, Advertek, Metroland Media, Canadian Clothing International, and Beck Taxi.
Thank-you also to Dalla, Freda’s, Hilti, and The Holmes Group for their in-kind support.