In support of the Al and Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital (UHN)
and Artists' Health Alliance
TORONTO, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (TGWHF) will present the 6th annual An Artists' Affair: Inspired by Glenn Gould in support of the Al and Malka Green Artists' Health Centre at Toronto Western Hospital (UHN) and the Artists' Health Alliance. The fundraising gala will take place at The Carlu.
The Al and Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, founded in 2002, specializes in treating both creative and performing artists; their mandate includes research, education and outreach to the artistic community. Proceeds will support the Joysanne Sidimus Subsidy Fund at the Al and Malka Green Artists' Health Centre. This fund provides subsidies for eligible professional artists' of limited means to be applied towards the cost of treatments.
The Artists' Health Alliance, founded in 1997, manages the Joysanne Sidimus Subsidy Fund and continues to be the only organization in Ontario whose mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of all professional and emerging performing and creative artists'.
The event takes its inspiration from Glenn Gould one Canada's most prolific and acclaimed musical artists of the 20th-century. "To some he was a genius, to others he was a hypochondriac; but the records show that he had real medical issues. Had there been a facility like the Al and Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, many of Gould's ailments could have been successfully treated," said Stephen Posen, Sole Executor of the Glenn Gould Estate.
The evening will be emceed by Heather Bambrick, singer, comedian, performer and twice winner of the National Jazz Awards' "Broadcaster of the Year" and current host of JAZZ.FM91's 'Jazzology' and 'Breakfast Blend'.
The evening will also feature a Live Art Showcase, Raffle, Auction and a special appearance by the Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre Practitioners.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment
Notable guests will include:
Dr. Michael Baker, Rose Family Chair in Medicine, UHN and Co-Chair of An Artists' Affair
Lynda Hamilton, Chair, Artists' Health Alliance, Co-Chair, An Artists' Affair
Colin Mochrie, Actor
Debra McGarth, Actor
Jim Leech, Board Chair, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Chancellor, Queen's University
Kurt Browning, Olympic and World Champion, Canadian Figure Skater
Peter Lamb, Director of Production Canadian Opera Company
Sheila McCarthy, Actor
Sonia Rodriguez, Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Canada
Tennys Hanson, President and CEO, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Veronica Tennant, Producer/Director/Filmmaker
You can follow the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation on Twitter at @tgwhf or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tgwhf. For An Artists' Affair related communications, use #anartistaffair. And follow the Artists' Health Alliance and the Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre @health4artists and www.facebook.com/artistshealthalliance.
About University Health Network
University Health Network (UHN) consists of Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The scope of research and complexity of cases have made UHN 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, and genomic medicine. UHN is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.
About Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (TGWHF) 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 healthcare by developing and sustaining strong relationships with University Health Network stakeholders.
To confirm your attendance, please contact:
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Event Public Relations
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Note to Media:
- RSVP mandatory, SPACE IS LIMITED!
- Media feed available
SOURCE Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
For further information: Megan Goldwell, Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Event Public Relations, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, 416-340-5240, [email protected]