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Nov 26, 2020

“It was like a team”: Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre celebrates 25 years

A few months after her last clear mammogram, then-44-year-old Lia noticed that something seemed “off” with her right breast.

Nov 17, 2020

Celebrate a thriving baby Marianna on World Prematurity Day

Marianna came into the world at just 27 weeks, weighing 1 lb., 10 oz., after her mother Margaret was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.

Nov 12, 2020

Sharing the Care

When 6-year-old Arad Yaghooti saw Sinai Health’s Love Locks installation on his way to school, he was instantly drawn to the colourful hearts. He and his mum, an anesthesia resident, made a donation to share the care.

Nov 6, 2020

LTRI: Behind the Science: Dr Caroline K Kramer

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Dr. Kramer is an endocrinologist at the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Jim Woodgett answers your COVID-19 questions

Dr. Jim Woodgett, Director of Research, answers questions about how donors help our champions of care deliver better care and next-level research.

Nov 4, 2020

Why we launched a health-care brand campaign during a pandemic

Who launches a health-care brand in the midst of a global pandemic? We did, because there’s never been a time when health care and research were more relevant or important to our collective future.

Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Howard Ovens answers your COVID-19 questions

Dr. Howard Ovens, Chief Medical Strategy Officer, explains how donors are helping to keep people across Ontario safer through this pandemic.

Oct 22, 2020

LTRI: Behind the Science: Dr. Daniel Durocher

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Durocher has been behind major discoveries about how cells repair broken strands of DNA that could have exciting implications for the treatment of cancer.

Oct 8, 2020

“This is something I can do to help”

Working with Sinai Health scientists helped Krista realize their impact on diabetes care. Running helped her raise funds to fuel their breakthroughs.

Oct 1, 2020

Making a run for it

When baby Maliyah entered the world in the midst of the pandemic, COVID-19 was the least of her parents’ worries. From the moment she arrived, Maliyah faced life-threatening health challenges.

Sept. 25, 2020

See What Care Can Do

Sinai Health’s first-ever campaign, featuring documentaries with real patients, families and caregivers, premiered at TIFF.

Sept. 23, 2020

A surprising spin on 2020

Even though the Spin for Sinai event was postponed due to COVID-19, its supporters raised more than $260,000 to fuel research discoveries that will improve care for Crohn’s disease.

Sept. 8, 2020

Golfing for Sinai, with a twist

COVID-19 has had an immense impact on holding in-person events. Thanks to our community, golfers had a blast and raised important funds at the Mount Sinai Classic.

Sept. 3, 2020

Cars Care rally drives awareness of Sinai Health’s front-line workers

When COVID-19 threatened to cancel an annual three-day car rally, Liberty Group President & CEO Nick Di Donato pivoted creating a physically distanced fundraising event for Sinai’s health-care heroes.

Aug. 27, 2020

An innovative new program supports out-of-town parents with sick babies

The Homes For Heroes Program provides free accommodations for out-of-town families whose babies are hospitalized in Mount Sinai’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Aug. 20, 2020

Staying Classy Through COVID-19

When Jim Wilkins died tragically of colon cancer at 33, his family wanted to honour his memory while supporting cancer care.

Aug. 13, 2020

Your support helped control COVID-19 at a long-term care home

Sinai Health was partnered with a Toronto long-term care residence overwhelmed with an outbreak of COVID-19 among their residents.

Aug. 4, 2020

Accolades for our Sinai Health leaders

Physicians and scientists at Sinai Health frequently garner recognition for their research contributions and their commitment to improving patient care.

Jul. 30, 2020

A gift of caring for patients getting chemotherapy

When COVID-19 lockdowns left cancer patients isolated, Adriana Gurreri found a touching way to make their chemotherapy treatments a little bit easier.

Jul. 22, 2020

It takes a village to raise a child

While in labour for her first time, Katharine remembers one particular nurse with special fondness: “She took such good care of me.”

Jul. 16, 2020

Art For The Hearts

While Hallie Rodney’s grandfather recovered from a stroke at Bridgepoint, COVID-19 restrictions meant he couldn’t have visitors.

Jul. 9, 2020

Putting the “fun” in fundraising

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, two friends combined their love of running with their passion for fundraising to support Sinai.

Jun. 25, 2020

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute receives new matching gift

Philanthropists Larry and Judy Tanenbaum have made a new donation of $1 million to fuel COVID-19 research.

Jun. 25, 2020

#ThankfulThursday: Exploring the role of music in mental health

Music therapy can connect people to their memories and inner lives.

Jun. 24, 2020

Sinai Health Foundation welcomes a new Co-Chair

Sinai Health Foundation's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Maxine Granovsky Gluskin.

Jun. 19, 2020

Innovation: our greatest opportunity to the way forward

While COVID-19 has forced all of us to change the way we work, it is also making us change the way we think.

Jun. 18, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Trisha Young, RN

For more than 13 years, Trisha Young has been a nurse in Mount Sinai Hospital’s Newton Glassman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Jun. 17, 2020

Show you care with bespoke jewelry from Sinai Health and Tiary

Sinai Health and Tiary are proud to partner in launching a bespoke jewelry experience that celebrates life’s special moments.

Jun. 11, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Feed the Frontlines TO & Meals TO Heal

Q & A with Adair Roberts of Feed the Frontlines TO, and Jeff Packer & Divij Mehra of Meals TO Heal

Jun. 4, 2020

How your support is making an impact in the fight against COVID-19

Thanks to you, and the many generous donors who have supported our Sinai CEO Fund, Sinai Health has been able to respond nimbly to immediate and unexpected needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun. 4, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Logan Lass & Colours For COVID

Logan Lass of Toronto knows all too well how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Mount Sinai Hospital’s front-line workers — in part because she lives with one of them.

May 29, 2020

Celebrities, gamers live-stream to support Sinai Health front-line workers

On Saturday, May 2, an incredible lineup of celebrities, athletes and online gamers from Canada and around the world came together for Sinai Live, a live-stream event that raised more than $64,000...

May 28, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Raquel Feldberg

Raquel Feldberg, a patient of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases, has launched a new fundraising initiative with Alan Feldberg, her husband and business partner...

May 21, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: The Students OF Académie Ste-Cécile International School

When ASCIS student Carol Tse was able to obtain a shipment of surgical masks through her parents in Hong Kong, the ASCIS community generously donated 2,000 masks to Sinai Health.

May 7, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: University of Toronto

This past month, the University of Toronto (U of T) stepped up to support Toronto’s academic hospitals including Sinai Health.

Apr. 30, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Tony Cohen

Tony Cohen has been a long-time supporter and board member for Sinai Health Foundation. Over the years, he has supported Sinai Health’s expert care...

Apr. 23, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Bob Rubinoff

Bob Rubinoff has been supporting Sinai Health for almost 40 years. He was one of the first to support our efforts around the emerging needs of Covid-19.

Apr. 16, 2020

#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Janice O’Born

Janice O’Born knows how important community support is for the greater good, particularly in times of crisis. As Chairman of The Printing House (TPH) Charitable Office...

Apr 1, 2020

Our COVID-19 Responsee

Thank you for your ongoing support of Sinai Health. In light of the COVID-19 situation, Sinai Health Foundation would like to share the adjustments we are making to our operations...

Jan. 29, 2020

Scientists discover link between autism and cognitive impairment

A tiny gene fragment may play a pivotal role in why some people…

Jan. 22, 2020

Researchers discover new tool for investigating brain disorders

A team of scientists from Canada, the UK and US has discovered a new compound that could lead to better treatments...

Jan. 14, 2020

Marvelle Koffler’s legacy of philanthropy and care

Sinai Health mourns the passing and celebrates the legacy of Marvelle…

Jan. 14, 2020

Sinai Health researchers awarded grant to fight vision loss

Retinitis pigmentosa causes gradual vision loss and is one of the most common inherited retinal diseases

jan. 14, 2020

Dr. Daniel Drucker honoured with 2020 Baxter Prize for diabetes impact

Daniel Drucker is being honoured by the Endocrine Society with the 2020 Baxter Prize.

Jan. 13, 2020

New study sheds light on why non-smokers develop lung cancer

A new study out by Sinai Health researcher Rayjean Hung looks at why otherwise healthy, non-smokers develop lung cancer