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In 1922, four community-minded women united together to raise funds to purchase 100 Yorkville Avenue, the first home of Mount Sinai Hospital. Then in 1953, 60 years ago, Rose Torno formally founded the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary and to this day the Auxiliary remains dedicated to philanthropic efforts to address the needs of the hospital.

So Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary kicked off their 60 years festivities on May 27, 2013 with Champagne Tea at the Teatro Verde store in Yorkville. It’s interesting that Teatro Verde is the site of the first Mount Sinai Hospital. So how appropriate to kick off the celebrations there sipping some fine Veuve Clicquot champagne (or tea) and have a few treats from Pickle Barrel.

“Celebrate 60” is about the commitment to rebuild Mount Sinai Hospital’s Labour and Delivery facility and provide sustaining funding for research and education in womens’ and infants’ health at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The theme of “Celebrate 60” will culminate into a cosmopolitan fête of a Birthday Bash in the era when it first started — in the 1950s. So mark your calendars for Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton as Matt Dusk and his orchestra croons the Auxiliary’s supporters. Besides being a great Canadian jazz musician, Matt Dusk was also recently named one of Hello Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful People. Stay tuned as we announce more details of the grand Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary’s Birthday Bash including availability of tickets for sale.

Also, I’m proud that BestofToronto.net is an Official Media Sponsor for the Sinai Soiree on June 20, 2013, a charity party in support of women’s health and cancer research. Last year, we got to experience the great vibes at Maro (now Cinema) and we’re looking forward to this year at Toronto’s historic Casa Loma with a 1920’s Great Gatsby theme. I highly recommend attending this fun charity soiree! For more info and to buy tickets for the Sinai Soiree visit www.thesinaisoiree.com

Ashley Steinhauer, Melissa Campisi, Lauren Winberg

Ashley Steinhauer, Melissa Campisi, Lauren Winberg

Two gentlemen who were born in Mount Sinai Hospital

Two gentlemen who were born in Mount Sinai Hospital

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right: Simmie Antflick

right: Simmie Antflick

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