HOLD’EM FOR LIFE CHARITY CHALLENGE

THE 2017 ASSET MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

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WHEN

29 NOV 2017

Starting 5:30 p.m.

WHERE

THE RITZ-CARLTON

181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario

ABOUT HOLD’EM FOR LIFE

2017 Event

The Sixth Annual Asset Management Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Toronto.

The event is a unique evening of fun and friendly competition that will be attended by top executives from Canada’s leading asset management and finance firms. This unique and exciting event provides an atmosphere that is particularly conducive to networking.

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception in the Ritz Carlton Grand Foyer, followed by a night of Texas Hold’em poker played in an authentic Monte Carlo-style atmosphere. Players compete for incredible non-cash prizes and for bragging rights as Hold`em for Life Champion.

No experience is required and novices often do as well as experienced players.

 

CHARITY CHALLENGE

Asset Managment Industry

In 2006, the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge was created as a platform for bringing real estate industry leaders together for a unique evening of entertainment and fundraising.

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organization that has raised over $27 million to fund cancer research and other initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital, SickKids Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Over 85% of all funds raised by Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge have gone directly to fund cancer research and other initiatives.

 

2017 BENEFICIARIES

Hold’em for Life events have raised over $27 million since 2006

The 2017 Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life event will be raising funding for:

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Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are contributing to early detection and a better chance of survival. More people are beating cancer, living longer lives and looking forward to life beyond cancer thanks to fundraising events like the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge that help fund this innovative care and research.

Proceeds from Hold’Em for Life support a collaborative program at Mount Sinai Hospital, part of the Sinai Health System, of integrated research in breast cancer. Clinical and laboratory scientists will focus on the interface between key patient related factors (hormones, metabolic factors) and the cancer (genes, growth pathways), with a goal to accelerate the development of new therapies that will be clinically useful, with a particular focus on advanced breast cancer where current therapies often fail. The ultimate goal is to enhance the use of a personalized approach that will reduce the risk of metastases developing and lead to more effective treatment of women who develop metastases.

Mount Sinai is home to The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, the first dedicated multi-disciplinary breast centre in Canada that today sees approximately 33,000 patient visits annually. Mount Sinai is also the first hospital to have the ability to measure circulating cancer cells in the blood in the clinical setting; these cells can be used to predict outcomes in breast cancer patients.

MESSAGE FROM

DR. PAMELA GOODWIN

Dr. Pamela Goodwin is the Director of Mount Sinai’s Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, the first dedicated multi-disciplinary breast centre in Canada that today sees approximately 33,000 patient visits annually. Her work focuses on ‘host factors’ — the unique characteristics of each woman — and how those factors might predispose her to developing the disease and alter the clinical course of breast cancer once it has developed. Her pivotal research has drastically changed the current understanding of breast cancer risk. She was the first to show a connection between insulin levels and breast cancer recurrence and is currently leading the largest clinical trial in the world to investigate the use of a commonly used diabetes medication and its potential to improve survival rates for women with early-stage breast cancer.

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2017 EVENT

EVENING ITINERARY

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
181 Wellington Street West

BLACK TIE ATTIRE

Cocktail Reception 5:30 pm
Call to Tables 6:45 pm
Tournament Begins 7:00 pm
Elimination Round Begins 8:30 pm
Casino Floor Opens 9:30 pm
Cirque Performance 10:00 pm
Championship Round Begins 10:30 pm

2017 SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Funds raised from the 2017 Asset Management Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge will support innovative cancer research initiatives.

To learn more about becoming a Sponsor, please download our Sponsorship Brochure.

Platinum Sponsor

$100,000

Everything in the Bronze and Silver level, plus:

Company naming of a Hold’em for Life Research Fellow working on a Hold’em funded cancer research study

Inclusion on the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge Fellows Plaque, prominently located in the main corridor of the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, adjacent to the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge Breast Clinic entryway and recognition signage

Inclusion on the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge Sponsor Recognition Plaque, prominently located in the waiting lobby of the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, at the $100,000 level

Acknowledgement of company support through the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge on a research paper presented and/or published by a Hold’em for Life fund recipient

12 total tickets to the event

Gold Sponsor

$50,000

Everything in the Bronze and Silver level, plus:

Inclusion on the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge Sponsor Recognition Plaque, prominently located in the Waiting Lobby of the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, at the $50,000 level

Acknowledgement of company support through the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge on a research paper presented and/or published by a Hold’em for Life fund recipient

8 tickets to the event

Silver Sponsor

$30,000

Company logo on back of playing cards

Preferred logo placement in all event materials (e.g. website, program, signage, video)

Recognition during the event

Logo featured on the Asset Management industry Hold’em for Life website

6 tickets to the event

Ability to purchase additional event tickets

Bronze Sponsor

$15,000

Logo placement in all event materials (e.g. website, program, signage, video)

Recognition during the event

Logo featured on the Asset Management industry Hold’em for Life website

4 tickets to the event

Ability to purchase additional event tickets

2016 SPONSORS

2016 Sponsors

HALL OF FAME

Event Highlights

CONTACT US

Our Event Coordinators

Kunal Kapoor

(416) 943-4114
kkapoor@onex.com

Our Event Co-Chairs

Emma Thompson

Managing Director, Investor Relations

Onex

Nick Thadaney

President & CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets

TMX Group

2017 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organization

David Armstrong

Director
Onex

Brent Belzberg

Senior Managing Partner
Torquest

Jonathan Bloomberg

Chief Executive Officer
BloombergSen

Daniel Bursky

Partner
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP

Andrew Fortier

Partner
Birch Hill Equity Partners

Jonathan Hausman

Managing Director & Head Global Strategic Relationships,
OTPP

Richard Pilosof

Managing Partner & CEO
RP Investment Advisors

Kate Roscoe

Director
Manulife

John Shannon

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Danilo Simonelli

Director, Alternative Investments
OTPP

Matt Tedford

Partner, Head of Deal Advisory in
Americas; National Practice Leader,
Deal Advisory in Canada
Morgan Stanley


VENUE LOCATION

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto | 181 Wellington Street West