Oh what a year
Taking it to the streets of Richmond Hill for the first time was RICHVIEW MANOR’S STRIDES FOR STROKE 5K RUN/WALK, chaired by Joseph Gulizia. More than 1,000 participants, sponsors, donors, spectators and volunteers celebrated the event’s 10th anniversary May 2. Even more spectacular, our donors and participants helped set not one but two major records at Strides 2015; the highest revenue raised in the event’s history – $190,000 for Mackenzie Health’s District Stroke Program – and a milestone of $1 million raised in 10 years.
It was a hole-in-one June 1, 2015 for the 20TH ANNUAL PROUD PARTNERS GOLF CLASSIC, sponsored by exp. Event co-chairs Enzo Morini and Greg Miklas celebrated with donors and corporate sponsors a record achievement of more than $225,000 raised. Following an equipment appeal presentation, generous donors purchased six laparoscopes – the long fiber optic cable systems required for minimally invasive surgery –for Mackenzie Health’s Surgery Program.
Mackenzie Health Foundation hosted its inaugural RIDE FOR HEALTH on June 28, 2015, presented by CIBC. Despite the torrential rain, which forced cyclists off their bikes, donors and participants enjoyed the celebration of the first Ride co-chaired by Domenic Gurreri and Mark Roccatani. The Mackenzie Health Foundation Rider Cup was awarded to the top fundraiser, Mackenzie Health’s very own Dr. J. Robert Madronich.
A sparkling and sensational celebration of giving, the LAS VEGAS GALA on Oct. 24, 2015 was a spectacular close to our signature event line-up for the year, bringing in a record-breaking $1.25 million in support of exceptional care at Mackenzie Health. Presented by Rogers for the fourth year, the evening was big on both glamour and generosity. Event co-chairs Grace Sgro and Lee Zanetti delivered a five-star evening that included entertainment by the energetic Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra, which dazzled an audience of more than 1,000 guests from across York Region and the GTA.
It was a record-setting year for
Mackenzie Health Foundation’s
2015 signature events