TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Young professionals rose bright and early
this morning to share the most important meal of the day with 30
prominent leaders from diverse fields at Breakfast of Champions at the Toronto Board of Trade. The event raised over $40,000 to support the Endocrinology Fellowship Fund at The Hospital for Sick
Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada, delivered an inspiring keynote
speech on what it means to be a "champion". She emphasized to the young
professionals the importance of mentorship and being a champion for
others. In her concluding message, she urged the young professionals to
work together and to "use the word 'champion' not just as a noun but as
a verb as well."
This annual event provides young professionals from the law, finance,
accounting, media and technology fields the opportunity to connect with
business and community leaders from diverse fields. Some of the
champions in attendance included Steve Irvine, Director of Marketing of Facebook Canada, Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Paul Godfrey, President and CEO of Postmedia Network Inc., Barbara Stymiest, Director of Blackberry, Sarah Fulford, Editor-in-Chief of Toronto Life, and John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures.
"As young professionals, we understand the importance of developing the
necessary knowledge and skills during the early stages of our careers,"
said Simon Leith, Breakfast of Champions event co-chair. "We are proud
to support a fellowship that will allow young doctors to develop
advanced skills in research, education and patient care, while also
providing ambitious young professionals the opportunity to meet and
learn from some of Toronto's most admired leaders," added Jonathan
Tong, Breakfast of Champions event co-chair.
Breakfast of Champions also included a silent auction featuring highly
coveted prizing including set visits to the television show Suits and
Love it or List it, a Chef's Table experience at Earl's restaurant on
King Street, as well as coffee with Olivia Chow. The Breakfast of
Champions would like to thank the Toronto Blue Jays and CNW Group for
About Breakfast of Champions:
Breakfast of Champions is a fundraising event hosted by the Young
Professionals for SickKids. The event provides a unique opportunity for
young professionals to interact over breakfast with Champions from a
variety of fields, including business, law, medicine, entertainment and
technology. Each Champion is assigned to a table with up to ten guests
where they have the opportunity to share their insights about becoming
a champion in their respective field.
Image with caption: "Kirstine Stewart, Twitter Canada Managing Director, delivers an inspiring Keynote Address to young professionals at Breakfast of Champions in support of SickKids. (CNW Group/Breakfast of Champions in Support of SickKids)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131108_C5803_PHOTO_EN_33157.jpg
Image with caption: "Barbara Stymiest, Director of Blackberry, shares her experiences with the young professionals at Breakfast of Champions in support of SickKids (CNW Group/Breakfast of Champions in Support of SickKids)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131108_C5803_PHOTO_EN_33158.jpg
SOURCE: Breakfast of Champions in Support of SickKids
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