A sponsored hip + urban girl post.50 was the magic number on Wednesday night.
50 scientists + 50 celebrities brought their red carpet style to the fully transformed Mercedes Benz Midtown for the official launch of the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation.
The Renew the World Gala celebrates the discovery of stem cells at the Ontario Cancer Institute 50 years ago and the newly formed foundation will unify scientists, business and community leaders to provide education and help accelerate research in the field.
Each table of ten was seated with one celebrity and one stem cell scientist, available at $15,000 each with all proceeds benefiting the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation. Over 50 tables were filled that night!
Yoga superstar and former wrestling queen, Trisha Stratus turned heads in red with a curvy mermaid cut dress
Model behaviour from Monika Schnarre and Stacey Mckenzie
Melissa Grelo from CP24 looking glam with hot smoky eyes and a flowy one-shoulder dress
Singer Keshia Chante looked stunning in shades of soft blue as one of the special performers that night.Chantal Kreviazuk also took the stage, along with The Canadian Tenors, Jarvis Church, Dan Hill and members of the Mississauga Children’s Choir. They closed out the evening with a spectacular two-song medley.
Stem cells were first discovered in Canada by Dr. James Till and Dr. Ernest McCulloch and the foundation is committed to building on Canada’s role as a stem cell leader and innovator.
The cells are remarkable because of its unique ability to renew itself. Stem cells can repair diseased or damaged tissue in the body and could provide treatment for cancer, blindness, MS, stroke and spinal cord injury. They have the power to heal and to renew the world.
To learn more about stem cell research and the foundation, please visit www.stemcellfoundation.ca
Twitter - @cdnstemcell #RenewTheWorldGala
Photo credits: George Pimental