Gala Raises More Than $540,000 For Medical Research

On Saturday, February 28, more than 670 attendees were present at the Hamilton Convention Centre for Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s Raise a Little Health gala. The rock inspired event was a tremendous success raising more than $540,000 in gross revenue in support of research at Hamilton Health Sciences.


Proceeds from the event will help fund four key projects that represent a cross section of the world-class medical research taking place across Hamilton Health Sciences including:

  • A study exploring the rehabilitation of acquired brain injury patients at St. Peter’s Hospital and Regional Rehabilitation Centre;
  • The development of an app at McMaster Children’s Hospital that will support youth with chronic conditions as they transition from pediatric programs into adult care programs;
  • Research at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre exploring new approaches to optimizing the delivery of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer;
  • A study at Hamilton General Hospital seeking to predict silent atrial fibrillation and prevent heart attacks and strokes

Headlining the evening’s entertainment was Juno “Group of the Year” award winner, Trooper, who rocked the house performing “Raise a Little Hell,” the international hit single from their 1978 album, Thick as Thieves, along with some of their other hits. In addition to Trooper, the event also featured the musical talents of The Carpet Frogs who kept the crowd moving well into the morning.

The annual Gala, which attracts a large and diverse audience, is The Foundation’s premier fundraiser and has earned a reputation as the city’s “must attend” black-tie event of the year.

The event included a limited number of after-party tickets for those under 40. The tickets offered the opportunity for young professionals to attend the event and mix and mingle with business and community leaders from across the region.

Hamilton Health Sciences is home to one of the most intensive environments for medical research in Canada. Through a network of internationally renowned research institutes, centres and groups, more than 500 investigators and their teams are conducting research ranging from basic laboratory tests, to trials in worldwide populations involving hundreds of thousands of participants. With the help of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, these researchers are addressing major global health challenges, translating new discoveries into efficient practices for prevention and patient care, and placing Hamilton Health Sciences at the forefront of medical research.

For additional information about the research projects supported, click here.

This video below was shown to our guests to provide a sense of the impact that their contributions will have on the world-class research taking place at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Raise a Little Health Gala 2015


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Event Sponsors

Deloitte          MSecurities    MBB_Centred Logo        PCL Construction Leaders Color jpg    Pioneer logo - red185+blue281_3D_separated_jewel_keyline_EFL                StressCrete_logo

Reception Sponsors

Arcelor Mittal Dofasco   Assured Automotive

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After Party Sponsors

Al-Care DKI       Pearson Dunn Logo

Corporate Table Sponsors

Amgen Canada Inc.
Bayshore Home Health
Boehringer Ingelheim
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
CIBC Commercial Banking
Cummins Eastern Canada LP
Dr. Susan Reid, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Four Corners Group Inc.
Goodwill, The Amity Group
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association
Hicks Morley
Industrial Alliance Wealth
Johnson Controls Canada (2)
MHPM Project Managers Inc.
Michael L. Lamont, Personal Injury Law
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Scarfone Hawkins LLP
Seguin Engineering Inc.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
T. Lloyd Electric Ontario Ltd.
Tripemco Burlington Insurance Group Limited

Raffle and Live Auction Items Generously Donated By

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Bell Canada
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Mercedes Benz Burlington
Nota Bene Restaurant
Quatrefoil Restaurant
Wayne Schreuer
Michael and Jane Schwenger
Mike Weir Estate Winery
Rogers Communications
Second City Communications
Tanis and Larry Hall
Tru Partners Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Hotel Partner

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Gift-in-Kind  Donations and Supporters

Invizij Architects Inc
Cimba & Associates
Karma Candy
SM Enterprises
Stanley M. Tick & Associates
Kathy Thomas
Diana Taylor
The Weisz Family Foundation

Printing Sponsor

Eagle Press Printers