The Organ Project @ Fairmont Royal York, Toronto (Fri. Mar. 31, 2017)
Photos by AJ Lam
On Friday, March 31, 2017, we were invited to The Organ Project, an organization founded by Eugene Melnyk, Owner of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators, hosted its inaugural Gala, featuring headliner Carrie Underwood and opening act, The X Factor’s Carly Rose Sonenclar at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York.
Presented by Eugene Melnyk and Family, the sold out event was a spectacular fundraiser for increased education on the detrimental impact of organ transplant wait lists, as well as to encourage Canadians to register on the provincial organ donor registry while ensuring donors share their wishes with their family members and friends.
The Gala featured a 5-star program including 7-time Grammy Award Winner Carrie Underwood. In addition to the entertainment, a live auction was held offering extravagant prizes including luxurious vacations, retreats, and elite sporting packages. The program also hosted guest speakers from the transplant community and The Organ Project proudly made their debut of three television commercials aimed at building greater awareness and action to support organ donation.
The Organ Project would like to thank the commitment and generosity of the sponsors of the Gala including: Achiever Ventures Inc., the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Flames Foundation, Canadian Tire, Casino Rama, Cassels Brock Lawyers, Clean Fragrance, Don & Fay Simmonds, the Friedberg Mercantile Group, The Globe and Mail, Gowling WLF, MakeYouThink, Mattamy Homes, Molson Coors, the National Hockey League, Pat and Jennifer DiCapo, PCL Constructors Canada Inc, Rogers Communications and Sitrick&Co.
We would like to thank Cory Stewart | Founder of Embrace Disruption PR for the invitation to this event.