It was an extraordinary 12th annual chic charity gala hosted by the Scrubs in the City committee. At the entrance of the Evergreen Brickworks, the charismatic Yosvani Castañeda, setting the mood with his violin. The inside of Evergreen was pretty fabulous as usual as I’ve come to expect from Scrubs since I was lucky to attend last year’s “Secret Garden”. Although it was a drizzly evening, that didn’t stop over 800 guests from coming out to the Evergreen Brickworks to enjoy entertainment, top-notch food and cocktails. Nothing spells fun like having your cocktail glass lined with pop rocks!

Silent auction and raffle items included purses by Alexander McQueen, Marchesa, and Salvatore Ferragamo as well as Mark Lash jewelry, vacations and unique experiential opportunities.

There were tons of various musical and dance performance acts that lit up the block party including a special SickKids patient, Amanda Raya, a visually impaired 14-year-old singer/songwriter as well as 14-year-old rapper, Jake Zeldin, aka Lil JaXe. There was also the energetic performance by the incredible dance group, Sole Power, who I’ve been lucky to see before at a corporate party. They’re a must-see!

Guests danced the night away with DJ Danny Floh Back and bubbles filling up the entire venue.

The proceeds from the Scrubs in the City will go to support the “new kid on the block”, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, a new state-of-the-art building in downtown Toronto at Bay and Elm focusing on children’s health and research. Congrats on the committee for raising more than $400,000 for this new building. To date, Scrubs in the City has raised nearly $2.5 million for SickKids.

“We were thrilled with the turn out of this year’s Scrubs in the City event, and we want to thank all of our guests and sponsors who made the evening truly memorable,” said Amy Milne, Director, Events, SickKids Foundation. “All of the funds raised make an important difference for the thousands of families whose lives are deeply impacted by the research and discoveries that happen at SickKids.”

Scrubs in the City is made possible by a dedicated Committee including Molly Fitzpatrick (Co-Chair), Lucinda Kogan (Co-Chair), Suzanne Rogers, Sylvia Mantella, Jacqueline Johnson, Julia Mordini, Caroline Newall, Caroline Cohen, Amy Milne, Kirsten van der Griend, Lauren Habib, and Stephanie Lewis.

Next year’s Scrubs in the City party is already locked in! Save the date for June 12, 2014!

Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne Rogers

Yosvani Castañeda, violinist

Yosvani Castañeda, violinist

left: Lil JaXe, 14 year old rapper

left: Lil JaXe, 14 year old rapper

Ted Garrard, President and CEO, SickKids Foundation

Ted Garrard, President and CEO, SickKids Foundation

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The new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning as of April 2013.  Set to open in September 2013, it will bring together over 2,000 scientists, trainees and SickKids research staff to encourage research collaboration to accelerate new discoveries and knowledge.

The new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning as of April 2013. Set to open in September 2013, it will bring together over 2,000 scientists, trainees and SickKids research staff to encourage research collaboration to accelerate new discoveries and knowledge.

Some tweets from the evening

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