Thursday, December 22, 2016
St. Michael's Hospital Foundation is a registered Canadian charitable foundation focused on helping gather enough financial resources for the research, education, and caring efforts of St. Michael's Hospital. The foundation is able to do this by organizing several fundraising activities every year.
One of the foundation's signature events is the Urban Angel Golf Classic. This annual event, now in its 29th year, has been a very lucrative event for the foundation. For the past 10 consecutive years, the foundation has been able to raise at least $1 million annually. This 2016, the event was to raise $1,050,000 thanks to the generosity of its sponsors.
This year's event was headed by co-chairs Mike Thompson and John Manning and was supported by global brands including as MasterCard, Global News, and Honeywell.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Since 1998, Romeo DiBattista, Jr. has been serving as the chief executive officer of Brovi Investments Limited, a real estate company based in Toronto. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Romeo DiBattista, Jr. actively supports numerous charitable events including Wake Up Call Breakfast for Prostate Cancer.
Organized by Prostate Cancer Canada, the Wake Up Call Breakfast is an annual event dedicated to raising funds for prostate cancer research. Since its founding in 2001, the event has engaged over 26,000 business leaders and professionals.
The fight against prostate cancer has been making significant progress in recent years. In Canada, prostate cancer rates have decreased by 3.1 percent per year between 2003 and 2012. This has been due to improvements in diagnosis methods and treatment modalities. However, prostate cancer remains to be the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer among men and estimated 4,000 Canadian men will have died from the disease by the end of the year. These statistics show that there is still a need for further research to totally eradicate the disease.