Over 400 people attended the 4th Annual Hats On for Awareness Hatsquerade gala this year wearing their favourite — and at times outrageous — hats in support of mental health. Keynote speaker Michael Landsberg of TSN’S Off the Record brought the crowd to its feet with his stirring anecdote on battling depression.The event was a success, raising $65,000 in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Brandan’s Eye Research Fund (BERF) hosted its first-ever Blast from the Past event, an 80s-themed dinner-dance fundraiser at La Primavera Hospitality & Convention Centre in Woodbridge. BERF is dedicated to raising funds for international eye research, with hopes that it will lead to a cure for blindness. The event was sold out, with 500 guests showing up in retro 80s costumes. Prizes were handed to the best female, male and couple costumes. Guest appearances included Gene Simmons and Michael Jackson impersonators, along with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. TSN’s Michael Landsberg from Off the Record was the emcee, while The Lost Boys Band provided live entertainment. Guests also had the opportunity to take photos with the Stanley Cup and former Maple Leafs player Ron Ellis. A total of $115,000 was raised. Inquire about BERF’s next tournament fundraiser at the Copper Creek Golf Club on Aug. 29, 2012.
The Cescolini family basked in yet another successful night, as they joined guests in support of Brandan’s Eye Research Fund on Feb. 7, 2009. A cocktail reception and antipasto bar preceded Read more