Girl Power Comes to Life Onstage at the Annual CIBC Celebration of Hope: Raising Funds and Awareness for Cancer Care at Markham Stouffville Hospital

MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - This coming Sunday, October 30, community members, those touched by cancer and their supporters, dignitaries, and high-profile celebrities, will join together at the 28th Annual CIBC Celebration of Hope Luncheon, all in support of cancer care at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH); where over the past 10 years $2.5 million has been raised in the fight against cancer.

This year's event London is Calling is all about Girl Power! CHFI Morning Show host Erin Davis will take the stage as emcee – her 26th time at the helm. WANNABE: The Spice Girls Tribute Band will set the stage with live entertainment, followed by moving breast cancer survivor stories, and a profile on innovative clinical trials at MSH.

Over 800 guests will enjoy live and silent auctions, boutique shopping vendors, and a fashion show presented by Ted Baker, Sentaler Luxury Outerwear, Mariani's Custom Clothiers, and Michael Luisi Couture. Also scheduled is the announcement of the Raffle of Hope winner, who will drive home in a 2016 MINI Cooper Convertible!


Sunday October 30, 2016, 12 – 4 pm

12:30 pm – Entertainment and lunch begins

1:15 pm – Special Presentation

2 pm – Fashion Show

3 pm – MINI Cooper Convertible winner announced

Note: Doors open at 9 am, shopping open to the public


Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa

8500 Warden Ave, Markham, ON


The Honourable Jane Philpott, Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville

Mayor Frank Scarpitti, City of Markham

Dr. Mateya Trinkaus and Dr. Crystal Pallister, MSH Oncology Team

Liz Harris, Cancer Patient

Suzette Strong, CEO, MSH Foundation

Jo-anne Marr, President and CEO, MSH

Julia Suppa, Producer/Host, Rogers TV York Region

* All listed available for interviews upon request

About Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation exists to enable the growth of Markham Stouffville Hospital by raising funds and awareness for its ongoing priorities and needs. Government can't fund all of the hospital's needs.

Donations from the community fund life-saving medical equipment that helps to ensure the delivery of first-class health care at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

SOURCE Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation

For further information: Melanie Anderson, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, 379 Church Street, Markham ON, W: 905.472.7373 ext. 6705, C: 416.807.4823,,


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