2016 Black, White & Diamonds Gala

Words by Roxanne Rowe | Photography by Steve Blackburn

TORONTO, ONT – Members of Toronto Social Scene slipped into their best black, white and diamond studded outfit and enjoyed a dazzling evening at the Black, White and Diamonds Event at the new Saks Fifth Avenue, in support of Sinai Health System.

Guests at this exclusive event were transported back to an era of opulence, glamour and prestige where glamourous black, white and diamonds was the norm. Guests were treated to a complimentary bar and canapés and serenaded with a full orchestra playing music from the 20s to the 50s.

Proceeds from this event will help transform care, develop new treatments, and re-invent rehabilitation for patients with brain conditions through the Sinai Health System.

The Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.

Saks Fifth Avenue, Toronto closed its doors for this prestigious event and 5 per cent of all purchases made during the event went to support brain health and rehabilitation at Sinai Health System.

 Speaker at the event included Kevin Goldthorp, Chief Executive Officer for Sinai Health Foundation and Dr. Graham Collingridge, Senior Investigator at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, part of Sinai Health System. Dr. Collingridge was one of three scientists awarded the annual Brain Prize – the world’s most valuable prize for brain research — by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation in Denmark.

The Cause

In Canada, over 10 million people are living with a brain condition. Sinai Health System is a leader in delivering comprehensive care for patients and families dealing with dementia and neurodegeneration, stroke, brain and spinal cord injury and neuromuscular conditions. The neuro-rehabilitation program helps patients recover their mental and physical functioning, and improves quality of life by helping patients learn to manage their symptoms and compensate for their deficits.

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