The Great Jewellery Heist @ Toronto Ritz Carlton (Thu. Nov. 1, 2018)

by Kimberly Samnang

On November 1, over 400 guests came together in support of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare at the eighth anniversary of The Great Jewellery Heist (Heist), presented by CIBC and Ivanhoe Cambridge. The sold-out fundraiser brought together a diverse and influential group of men and women from Bay Street and Toronto’s fashion circles for a glamorous luncheon and jewellery auction at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Heist featured a wide offering of hors d’oeuvres, elegant wines and a lavish lunch prepared by Chef John Cerovac. The highlight of the afternoon was the live jewellery auction, which featured six sparkling items, including an 18 karat white gold emerald cocktail ring and custom-made 18 karat gold diamond floral earrings and matching pendant. Fashion mogul Jeanne Beker was the emcee and the event was chaired by Amber Choudhry from CIBC. Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Veni Iozzo and Susan Rimmer were the executive chairs.

“Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, now proudly part of Sinai Health System, is a unique hospital in the city. It is purpose built to deliver exceptional care for an aging population in need of multiple healthcare services,” said Louis de Melo, CEO of Bridgepoint Foundation. “Donors and philanthropy are critical to fueling the groundbreaking research and world-class care delivered at Bridgepoint.”

Since the event’s inception, Heist has raised more than $2.1 million for Bridgepoint, Canada’s only healthcare organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with complex health conditions. All funds from Heist support comprehensive care and rehabilitation for patients, their families and caregivers.

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We would like to thank Janessa Bishop, Manager, Communications and Marketing at Mount Sinai Hospital for this invitation.