Adam Panov hugging his father, Yaron Panov after a heartfelt speech.

Raising $650,000 for Mount Sinai Hospital even before the evening started at Toronto’s Eglinton Grand, the Panov family aims to bring world-class precision chemotherapy in conjunction with Mount Sinai Hospital.

So on Saturday, January 17th we were invited to the inaugural “The Gala” with 300 young adults gathering for a sold-out evening at the beautiful venue.

At the age of 55, Yaron Panov was diagnosed with abdominal Liposarcoma in 2010. He was told he only had a few months to live. Luckily, with the help of his wife, Dr. Rochelle Schwartz, Yaron received personalized target treatment called Precision Chemotherapy developed in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins Medical Cente) and Israel. As a result, 5 years later, he is standing tall and smiling as I witnessed myself firsthand.

“I’ve never felt better in my life,” Yaron Panov told the National Post.

Currently this treatment is only available in the US, Israel and Europe and not covered by OHIP. So the Panov Program aims to bring it to Toronto.

Check out the video about Yaron Panov and his precision chemotherapy treatment

For more info and how to donate, visit the Mount Sinai Hospital’s page about the Panov Program here and also the National Post story here.

Also read about it here on CJ News.

Photos of the inaugural “The Gala” by Nick Lee

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