The 8th Annual International Pub Night@Daniel Spectrum-Fri.,April 28th, 2017
International Pub Night, now in it’s 8th year, is an annual fundraising event benefiting the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital, a member of the University Health Network. This year’s event was hosted by award-winning comedian, writer and star of Kim’s Convenience – Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. The evening featured: premium beer & cider tastings, tasty pub fare, live entertainment, an oyster bar, silent auction, 50/50 draw a D.J. and a raffle draw. The entertainment for the evening was the live musical performance of Blackwater Draw.
Supporting International Pub night helps to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and giving someone a second chance at life.
Since 2009, international Pub Night has raised $125,000 for the Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital, a member of the University Health Network. Everyday, these surgeons, researchers and educators are giving Canadians and people from around the world a second chance at life. The largest in Canada, with specialties in clinical care, diagnosis,research and support services,the program’s high standard of care rivals any other program of its kind in the world.
The mission of international Pub Night is to raise money for the Jurgen Mummenhoff Memorial Fund in Transplantation, established in 2008 at the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation. Taken away way too soon,but he received the gift of life when he underwent liver transplant surgery in March 1993. Jurgen was so deeply appreciated of his second chance at life and truly made the best of his gift.
In the 20 years since its founding, the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at University Health Network has emerged as Canada’s leading hub of transplant excellence and ranks has achieved international renown for its contributions to transplant and regenerative medicine. More than 40 doctors, nurses, basic researchers and other allied health professionals collaborate to deliver unparalleled clinical care, carry out breakthrough research and provide innovative training opportunities in transplant.
The Program is led by Dr. Atul Humar, a dedicated immunologist, educator, and visionary leader in transplant medicine.
By encouraging collaboration, exploration and discovery among the world’s best researchers and clinicians in surgery, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, bioengineering and beyond, the multidisciplinary Program has yielded life-changing advances in transplantation techniques, care and research.
We like to thank Heather Cockburn of UHN Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation for the invitation to this event.