This is my third year photographing a portion of this wonderful event! Each year guests attend 14 private homes featuring menus prepared by top chefs, accompanied by extraordinary wines and a senior UHN doctor or scientist. A few of my favourite clients host one of these dinners in their home every year.
      Each time I’ve had the privilege of working with the amazing Melissa Haggerty and Gabi Armenia from Spectacular Spectacular, and I can honestly say that they are truly gifted at what they do. I won’t go into detail, but let’s just say that each glass container on the tables was hand made and designed! The food prepared by Matthew Swift from Colette Grand Cafe was intoxicatingly delicious! and it was an honour meeting and speaking with Dr. Jonathan Irish who is the Provincial Head of the surgical oncology program. Recognizing how far we’ve come in cancer research and development through his presentation lifted the hearts of everyone in the room. At moments, there was not a dry eye as each one identified with the pain of loved ones who have suffered from this disease.

      And how could I forget the beautiful Amelia Heinle, “Victoria” from the Young & the Restless!! What a beautiful woman inside and out. Her appearance at the event added to all the fun.

      This 10th Anniversary of the event raised over $1.8 million to support groundbreaking scientific research and fund key program areas at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network (UHN). What an honour to apart of something so special…

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