In support of Emergency Medicine at University Health Network
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Mr. Ajay Virmani, President & CEO of
Cargojet and Entertainment Chair for the Diwali Gala Committee
announces, in collaboration with Heroes for Humanity, a dazzling
Bollywood line-up for the first annual Diwali - A Night to Shine
fundraising gala in support of University Health Network's (UHN)
Emergency Departments. The event will take place at the Fairmont Royal
York Hotel, Toronto on Sunday, October 16, 2011.
Special guests will include Guest of Honour Akshay Kumar. Mr. Kumar, the
undisputable King of Bollywood, with over 120 films to his credit,
including Housefull, Singh Is Kinng, Welcome, and Heyy Babyy and numerous endorsement deals is unarguably one of the most influential
persons in the Indian Film Industry. Most recently Mr. Kumar executive
produced his first Indo-Canadian production Breakaway that had its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film
Festival. Today, globally recognized, Mr. Kumar serves as Canadian
Tourism Councils Official Ambassador for India and has received a
Honourary Doctorate of Law from Windsor University for his exceptional
work in the film industry and his philanthropic endeavours. "Canada is
my second home, I owe a lot to Canada and my fans here and I consider
it an honour to be asked to support University Health Network in their
efforts to raise funds for Emergency Medicine." said Mr. Kumar.
The evening will also feature Bollywood actresses Yana Gupta and Jiah
Khan, and internationally renowned fashion designer Narendra Kumar will
dazzle guests with a contemporary fashion show and Indian dance
extravaganza. Internationally acclaimed band Joshi will provide the
music while guests dine on exquisite Indian cuisine prepared by
Fairmont Royal York's own Chef David Garcelon.
The evening will also feature an exclusively commissioned Indian Art
Exhibit and Auction by Mrs. Arti Chandaria - iarts Project.
"Diwali is a time of giving and sharing and I am pleased Akshay Kumar as
well as other exceptional Bollywood stars could join us to support such
a worthy cause," said Mr. Virmani. "It is paramount that we recognize
the importance of such world leading hospitals and their value to
research and treatment. Our support of the Toronto General and Toronto
Western hospitals underscores our commitment to these institutions.
What better way to celebrate a great evening then a Bollywood infused
Diwali Festival," added Mr. Virmani.
"This is a wonderful time to acknowledge and appreciate the tremendous
support of the South Asian community as Canadians celebrate the Year of India in Canada," said Dr. Anil Chopra, Director of Emergency Medicine at UHN. The Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital emergency departments provide life-saving care to over 85,000 patients
annually from all backgrounds and communities. "Emergency Medicine is
the front gate to any hospital system and our emergency departments
provide timely, expert, high quality, safe patient care through
innovation, education and research." continued Dr. Chopra.
Helping to make this evening possible is presenting sponsor, Cisco Canada , in collaboration with Citrix Systems, Inc., whose support of the Virtual Experience Infrastructure at the Toronto
General and Toronto Western Emergency Departments will further aid in
providing excellence in patient care.
Special thanks to media partners OMNI Television, and Suhaag.com for their support.
To purchase tickets or donate, please visit www.uhndiwaligala.com or call 416-340-5678.
For media interviews with Diwali spokespersons please see contact list
For media interviews with Dr. Anil Chopra, Director of Emergency
Medicine, UHN and Co-Chair, Diwali - A Night to Shine, please contact:
Maria Da Silva | 416-340-4294 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For media interviews with Mr. Ajay Virmani, President & CEO, Cargojet
and Entertainment Chair, Diwali - A Night to Shine, please contact:
Pauline Dhillon | 905-301-1281 | email@example.com
To view the press release from the February 28, 2011, Diwali Launch
Event please click on the following link: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2011/23/c4923.html
About University Health Network
University Health Network consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western
and Princess Margaret Hospitals, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
The scope of research and complexity of cases at University Health
Network has made it a national and international source for discovery,
education and patient care. It has the largest hospital-based research
program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation,
neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases,
genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine. University Health Network
is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.uhn.ca
About Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research,
education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General
Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital as well as for their respective
research arms, Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western
Research Institute. The Foundation's vision is to enable global
leadership and innovation in health by developing and sustaining strong
relationships with University Health Network stakeholders. www.tgwhf.ca
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