Monday, October 15, 2007

Coming transplant events in Toronto

This is a reminder about the following important events happening at Toronto General Hospital and area between now and the end of the year.
  • Note: This event is now booked to capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.
    Celebration of Life Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto (University of Toronto campus). Details are posted on the TGLN Event Calendar at TGLN Web Site. RSVP with your name and number of seats requested by sending an email to Celebration of Life or by phone 416-619-2313. This event honors donors and donor families and there will be a medal presentation for donor families of 2006. RSVP ASAP to assure getting a seat. Read Pdf File for full details re directions and parking.

    The annual craft and bake sale fundraiser for the lung transplant program is Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 9:00AM – 5:00PM at Toronto General Hospital, Robert R. McEwen Atrium entrance, 585 University Avenue. Mark your calendars! You can support this fundraiser by contributing baked goods and crafts which may be dropped off before or on the day of the sale. For more information and instructions where to drop off or send items before the sale date e-mail Linda Lycett. You can also call Linda at (416) 245 9306.

  • Special Event - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 11 A.M.
    Cheque presentations at Toronto General Hospital, Astellas Pharma Conference Room (previously named: “Fujisawa Conference Room”), NCSB 11C- Room 1135 (11th Floor). (NCSB - New Clinical Services Building, - take elevators from University Ave. lobby). Presentation of funds raised in the Breathe In Life Walk and the Lung Transplant Golf Tournament. Dr. Shaf Keshavjee and hospital staff will be present. Refreshments will be served. Let's have a good turnout in support of Dr. Keshavjee and the lung transplant team at Toronto General Hospital. All are welcome.

  • Canadian Transplant Association 20th Anniversary Gala
    Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 6pm - MaRs Research Center in downtown Toronto (adjacent to Toronto General Hospital). Mark your calendars. Rooms are available at $129.00 single or double occupancy at the Delta Chelsea Hotel - call 1-800-243-5732 (under Canadian Transplant Association). Music by Dr. Heather Ross and Dr. Paul Greigg and the Marginal Donors band. Harpist Melody Klassen, Kidney transplant recipient. Tickets are $30 per person.
    Purchase your ticket(s) in advance (by October 31st). Make cheques payable to the Canadian Transplant Association.
    Send to: Carol Poirier, Treasurer, Ontario CTA
    6502 Meltzer Mews, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3K7. Reserve tickets by October 31st and pay at the door: Call 905-824-4340 or email Carol Poirier.

  • Lung Transplant Christmas Party
    Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 9AM - 2PM at Toronto General Hospital, in the regular support group meeting room, the Astellas Pharma Conference Room (previously named: “Fujisawa Conference Room”), NCSB 11C- Room 1135 (11th Floor). (NCSB - New Clinical Services Building, - take elevators from University lobby. (Cepacia negative patients are invited between 10:00 am and noon, and Cepacia positive patients from noon to 2:00 pm).

    This annual event is for pre and post lung transplant patients, their supports, doctors, nurses, and all other medical staff. As usual, this is a potluck affair, and any type of finger food will be appreciated. You can bring sandwiches, cheese plates, veggie plates, deserts of any type, etc. Coffee and tea will be provided. It is a great time to connect with post transplant patients, and get to know those pre-transplants on the list at the moment.

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