Gala Beneficiaries

Funds raised from this gala will support

Transplant Research
Toronto General Hospital, part of University Health Network, is home to the largest and most comprehensive clinical and research program in transplantation in Canada - one of the top five transplant programs in the world. Our transplant team provides outstanding care for patients with diseases of the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys and pancreas, and is relentless in the pursuit of new treatments and cures that will save and transform people’s lives.

We are the first to share these breakthroughs with the broader community and achieve impact for patients, saving and improving lives across Canada and around the world. In doing so, we help to create a future where people with a chronic disease can live their lives fully, be engaged with their families and enjoy their children and grandchildren for years to come.

Diabetes Research
Since pioneering the first clinical use of insulin at Toronto General Hospital in 1921, UHN has been at the forefront of diabetes research and care in Canada. Our scientists will deliver the next game-changing advance in diabetes by developing transformative stem cell-based treatments to repair, regenerate and replace the insulin-producing cells that do not function properly in people living with diabetes. They will also optimize how these cells are transplanted into patients to restore and maintain health – without the need for daily insulin injections.

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.

Our Vision: achieving global impact
Our Mission: exemplary patient care, research and education
Our Purpose: we are a caring, creative and accountable academic hospital, transforming health care for our patients, our community and the world

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 the Krembil Research Institute. The Foundation’s vision is to enable global leadership and innovation in health care by developing and sustaining strong relationships with University Health Network stakeholders.

Our Vision: to enable global leadership in health
Our Mission: to raise funds for University Health Network by developing and sustaining strong relationships
Our Values: excellence, integrity, accountability, collaboration, donor-centric