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Events benefiting the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Enthusiastic donors come together for a most rewarding annual event

September 16-17, 2008 – The fifth annual Regenerate Your Senses event was another remarkable success, raising $950,000 for the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine over two nights in September. This year’s theme was Cabaret, and guests were vastly entertained with performances by The Tenors and the cabaret troupe Les Coquettes. The evenings were hosted by Rob and Cheryl McEwen at their home in Toronto. To date, Regenerate Your Senses events have raised $1,570,000 for the work of the McEwen Centre.


Golf shows its “gentle” side for a great cause 

November 21-25, 2007 – Late last fall, the Gentle Ben Charity Challenge hosted one of its ultimate sporting weekends in Dallas, Texas. This annual event brings golf enthusiasts together to fundraise while perfecting their game in warmer climes. This year, the group directed $60,000 of the proceeds raised to the McEwen Centre. “Through the Gentle Ben Charity Challenge, we seek to raise funds that look at solutions offering new hope for life-threatening diseases,” says Steven Pearl, co-chair of the Challenge. “Scientists at the McEwen Centre are driven to transform healthcare and expand the frontiers of science, and that will benefit all of us.” Since its inception, the Gentle Ben Charity Challenge has raised over $800,000 to support various research projects, hospitals and pediatric programs. 


Photo – Rob McEwen, Dr. Keller, Michael and Steven Pearl and Cheryl McEwen

Online auction brings impressive results for McEwen Centre research

May-June, 2008 – Recently the McEwen Centre and celebrated champagne house Veuve Clicquot formed an unusual alliance, bringing together the very different worlds of medical research and winemaking. The partnership was formed in order to auction The Vertical Limit, a state-of-the-art controlled-climate storage system for 12 vintage magnums of Veuve Clicquot created by Porsche Design Studio. All proceeds from the event will benefit ongoing research at the Centre. 

Photo – Cécile Bonnefond, president of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, and winning bidder, Dr. John Li