by John Ortner Step back into the roaring twenties for a dazzling night of glitz and glamour, filled with prohibition era entertainment and casino games. Guests arrived in their best Black Tie attire for this cocktail style event! All evening long, guests were entertained by The St. Royals, as well as many other guest artists. Between 6:30pm and 10pm, patrons participated in many casino games, including favourites like poker, blackjack and craps. Elaborate food stations and open bar were offered to all.
The event was held in support of the following: Canada has among the highest reported prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world. IBD (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) is an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s immune system attacks the digestive system. Sinai Health System houses internationally recognized leaders in IBD and digestive cancers. Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases (ZCC) is a clinical and translational research facility with world-leading physicians and surgeons who care for people affected by the most challenging cases of gastrointestinal diseases, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and conducts research that changes lives.
Because our investigators are clinicians, the Centre prides itself in being able to quickly and efficiently bring new research findings into the medical setting, for more tailored treatment and better patient care. The ZCC is proud of its collaborative team structure consisting of gastroenterologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, pathologists, radiologists, molecular geneticists, nurses, genetic counsellors, epidemiologists, pediatricians and IT specialists.