Media Advisory/Interview & Photo Opportunity - Grand Cru Live Auction 2015 rolls out the red carpet in support of McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, UHN

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, October 29th the 11th annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival, presented by BMO Wealth Management, welcomes the stars to the Allstream Centre for its highly anticipated, biennial Grand Cru Culinary Festival Live Auction event.

Proceeds from this year's Grand Cru, Canada's premier wine and culinary fundraiser for medical research and innovation, will support the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, UHN.

WHAT

The Live Auction includes over 30 items, including one-of-a-kind experiences, luxury items and extraordinary wine lots.



WHEN

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.



WHERE

Allstream Centre
105 Princes' Boulevard, Exhibition Grounds, Toronto



WHO

VIP Guests include:

  • Todd Halpern, Grand Cru Founder and Co-Chair
  • Cheryl McEwen, Grand Cru Co-Chair
  • Kevin O'Leary (Shark Tank, Dragon's Den) Grand Cru Live Auction Emcee 
  • Goldie Hawn (The Banger Sisters, Town & Country)
  • Kurt Russell (Backdraft, Poseidon)
  • Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless)

About the 11th Annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival 

The Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival, presented by BMO Wealth Management, is Canada's premier wine and culinary fundraiser for medical research and innovation. Since 2005, Grand Cru has raised more than $18.2 million to support scientific research and fund key program areas at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.

For further information about Grand Cru, including a full list of participating hosts, chefs and wine estates, UHN scientists and Live Auction items, please visit www.grandcru.ca.  For Grand Cru-related communications, use #GrandCru2015. 

ABOUT McEWEN CENTRE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

The McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine is a world-leader in regenerative medicine research, facilitating collaboration, driving forward discovery and promoting awareness of stem cell research. The McEwen Centre includes 15 senior scientists and their teams of postdoctoral fellows and students, representing UHN, Mount Sinai, Sick Kids and the University of Toronto. These scientists are accelerating research to deliver more effective treatments for heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoarthritis, liver diseases, diseases affecting loss of vision, and spinal cord injury.

SOURCE Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

For further information: For media registration, please contact: Nadine Hubert, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Nadine.hubert@uhn.ca, 416-340-4293

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