Celebrating a monumental day for scientific research!
September 24, 2009 marked an extraordinary landmark in Canadian scientific research when the Michael J. Fox Foundation officially launched its charity in Canada in the company of the leadership of University Health Network, the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Toronto Western Hospital.
The Day Celebrating Science began with a joint media conference that resulted in impressive media coverage on all major news outlets. This collaborative effort represented three major research bodies coming together to share a common vision: to advance knowledge in stem cell biology and in the brain’s chemistry and to translate this knowledge into potential cures for Parkinson's disease.
In the afternoon, the Research Roundtable provided patients with Parkinson’s disease and their families with the latest research findings. It was a full house of attendees and we are so grateful to our sponsors for making this accessible to this community.
Our unforgettable evening concluded the day Celebrating Science. Michael J. Fox took the stage for an intimate conversation with the award-winning host George Stromboulopoulos. This was followed by a private musical performance featuring Canada's own Bryan Adams.
Last night’s event raised over $500,000. The proceeds will support stem cell research as well as translational research in Parkinson's disease.
We could not have achieved this without your generous involvement. Thank you for your participation, your commitment and your interest in advancing discovery.
*Photos by Tommy Sandler