Mark your calendars and be sure to attend the next Birthday Ball to celebrate life through transplant excellence. The Birthday Ball will be held at The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th floor, Toronto, Wednesday evening, April 26, 2006. (This is the original Eaton Auditorium in College Park that has been completely restored..Carlu web site)
The Birthday Ball is being organized by Team For Transplant under the auspices of Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Last year's event netted $145,000 with about 500 attendees and this year organizers are expecting an attendance of 600.
Funds raised are directed to the Transplant Program and as Birthday Ball co-chairs Brenda Hunter and Pamela Collins say in the web site's welcome message:
"By supporting the Birthday Ball you will be contributing to the efforts of researchers and clinicians who are making new advances in transplantation research and treatment thereby ensuring their patients and future transplant recipients can enjoy the best quality of life and receive a second chance at life."
For tickets and other information: Birthday Ball Web Site
or call Mary-Claire Jankowski at 416.340.4800 ext. 6279.
The above site has a link to photos from last year's ball and there is also a collection of photos on Merv's Birthday Ball Gallery taken by me and other volunteers.
I hope to see you there.