Category Archives: Health

January 23

Dragon Ball 2023 In Support Of The Yee Hong Foundation@M.T.C.C.

By A.J.Lam “Dragon Ball is the signature annual benefit gala for Yee Hong Foundation. It is one of Toronto’s premier gala events and the largest fundraising gala in North America celebrating Chinese New Year. Every year, you’ll find a who’s who of the Greater Toronto Area’s top business, political and community leaders in attendance. […]

January 11

Low Budget Rock Star Pay Tribute To Passing Of Drummer In “More Than Ever”

“More Than Ever” YouTube and Spotify Instagram The new single by Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba’s Low Budget Rock Star, “More Than Ever,” sounds like it’s about a lover: “I need you more than ever / baby don’t you ever go.” But that chorus was written about drummer Richie Cudmore, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2022. It was […]

January 10

New Year, New You: Unleash ‘The Power of a Playlist’ in 2023

Award-Winning Canadian Music Therapist, Author & Speaker Jennifer Buchanan Shares ‘The Power of a Playlist’ Through Book and Brand-New Lecture Series Wellness, Wellplayed – The Power Of A Playlist YouTube Videos Bio  Amazon  Website  Twitter Facebook  Instagram Music is powerful and transformative. It can mend a broken heart, find the right words paired exactly with the right […]

January 09

How The Science Of Attachment Can Help YouMake-And Keep–Friends

Tuesday, January 175:00 PM – 6:00 PM PTRegistration is required for this free live private Zoom event.Please join UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for a virtual Open Mind program on the psychology and importance of Friendship.  Marisa G. Franco, Ph.D., author of Platonic: How the Science of […]

January 05

Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation Media Launch For The 34th Dragon Ball -Thursday, January 5th @ The Tridel Head Office 

By A.J.Lam & BKONTHESCENE Combining philanthropy with the celebration of Lunar New Year, Dragon Ball has maintained its position as one of Toronto’s most anticipated events and the largest Lunar New Year celebration of its kind in North America for the last three decades. Dragon Ball 2023 will mark the 34th anniversary of Yee Hong’s flagship fundraising gala in the […]

December 31

UCLA Friends Open Mind Program Anxious Nation-Sat.,Jan.14th,2023

Saturday, January 14 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PTAdmission is free but registration is required.Anxious Nation explores and captures the many faces and facets of anxiety. This feature-length documentary takes a deep dive into the crisis of anxiety and mental health in America, especially its impact on kids (ages 10-26) and families. Academy Award® winning documentary […]

December 29

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Mind and Brain

grateful and proud of what we’ve accomplished together to support ground-breaking research to improve the lives of people living with mental illness.    Our Friends of Semel Scholars represent the next generation of UCLA neuroscientists who are doing groundbreaking translational research to better understand the mind and brain. These early career scientists are at the forefront […]

December 23

JUNO Award Winner / Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee Shirley Eikhard Passes Away At Age 67

Shirley Eikhard, writer of the Grammy-Award winning “Something To Talk About” as well as a two-time JUNO and multi-BMI Award winner and inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame, had died. She passed away at the Orangeville Hospital surrounded by wonderfully caring staff and dear friends at age 67. Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, […]

December 09

Mental Health Research and Education

America’s mental health crisis originated long before the COVID-19 pandemic, with an increasing number of people, young and old, struggling with mental health challenges. Our youth have been especially vulnerable to isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and depression. According to Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, 1 in 3 high school students and half of female […]

November 30

UCLA Friends Open Mind Program Heartbreak

Tuesday, December 65:00 PM – 6:00 PM PTRegistration is required for this free live private Zoom event. In her new book, Heartbreak – A Personal and Scientific Journey,renowned journalist and author, Florence Williams, offers a gripping account of grief and healing. Through a remarkable merging of science and self-discovery, Williams explores the fascinating, cutting-edge science of […]

November 27

Valentino Pink PP Collection​&Melanoma Canada&Dr. Julia Carroll @Yorkdale Mall-Thurs.,Nov.24th,2022

Photography By Alex Lam It was an exclusive party on Thursday night to celebrate the new Valentino Pink PP Collectio at Yorkdale Mall. Together with Melanoma Canada and Dr. Julia Carroll to showcase the importance of skin care and protection. Still frame of a moment, frozen in a monochrome sign that pervades everything: Creative Director […]

November 21

CAMH ENGAGE@Ricarda’s-Thurs.,Nov.17th,2022

CAMH ENGAGE was the perfect title for this 8th annual marquee fundraiser for CAMH held  November 17th at Ricarda’s. ( On this evening many guest speakers all commented that vital programs and services are to be”Solutions without Restrictions.”Young professionals attending represent the new league of philanthropic individuals who understand that mental illness affects so many people, […]

November 14

The 30th Anniversary of Look Good Feel Better@The Westin Harbour Castle-Fri., Nov.11th,2022

By Jody Glasser & A.J. Lam “Love You” was the the theme title to mark the 30th Anniversary of Look Good Feel Better held November 11th at the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto. It was especially exciting to once again connect with friends and loyal sponsors of the charity for this milestone evening. Most would agree […]

November 07

Memory Ball 2022@‘1871’ Berkeley Church Event Venue-Fri., Nov.4th,2022

By Sally W. It happened! Friday, November 4, 2022! After being postponed several times, the 8th Annual Memory Ball in support of Alzheimer Society of Toronto was back! This special charity gala brings together young professionals, community leaders and philanthropists in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The ticket purchase for the fundraiser contributes […]

November 05

The Friends Open Mind Program, Living a Full and Meaningful Life with Bipolar Disorder

Monday, November 7 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PTRegistration is required for this free live private Zoom event.Living A Full And Meaningful Life With Bipolar Disorder Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program on Living Well with Bipolar Disorder with Devika […]