TORONTO, ONT – Every year in Toronto in the lead up to World AIDS Day, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) hosts what is billed as it’s most successful fundraising gala. The 18th edition of the Bloor Street Entertains was held on Tuesday, November 25th.
Bloor Street Entertains has become a fixture in social calendars and has raised more than $5 million towards much-needed HIV and AIDS research to support the fight to end AIDS globally.
“Bloor Street Entertains is not only the biggest event of the year for CANFAR, but is also Canada’s largest fundraiser for life-saving HIV and AIDS research. This year’s event will be the most successful yet,” said Christopher Bunting, President and CEO of CANFAR.
With tickets costing $1,000 for a seated 4-course dinner, more than 20 boutiques, museums and galleries in the heart of Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville corridor came together to transform their stores into elegant dining spaces for an evening of culinary decadence in support of this vital cause.
More than 800 guests dined on fabulous menus crafted by some of the city’s top culinary masters. Following dinner, guests converged at the Royal Ontario Museum for the must attend After Party filled with spectacular entertainment and a silent auction.
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research is Canada’s only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating HIV and AIDS through research. By funding promising Canadian AIDS research and spreading awareness through education campaigns, CANFAR is working to end AIDS globally. Since 1987, CANFAR has awarded more than $18 million to HIV and AIDS research projects. Visit www.BloorStreetEntertains.ca or www.CANFAR.com for more information.