Providence Healthcare Foundation hosted its first-ever virtual gala on November 7, 2020 – A Celebration in honour of Silver Ball – and it was unlike any other Silver Ball we have experienced to date. Approximately 500 attendees joined, virtually, to celebrate the 27th year of this magical event, presented by BMO.
Gifts to Silver Ball have helped raise $1 million for Providence Healthcare. These funds will be used to build a new Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Suite and purchase a C-Arm, a state-of-the-art piece of equipment with capacity to perform X-rays, Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSS), and targeted joint and spinal injections. This new technology will provide timely, high quality diagnostic testing for patients to maximize their recovery.
While we truly enjoy hosting our Silver Ball attendees’ in-person, the safety and well-being of our guests is always our priority. Fortunately, with the support of our Silver Ball Planning Committee, Chaired by Paula Kerr and Sponsorship Committee, Chaired by Nadim Hirji, we were able to find an enjoyable, safe solution to keep the magic of Silver Ball alive.
Hosted by Co-Anchor for CTV News, Michelle Dubé, our livestream Silver Ball was an enjoyable evening for all to enjoy from the safety and comforts of home. Featuring heartwarming patient stories, special musical performances from our very own Dr. Tim Rutledge, President and CEO of Unity Health Toronto and Shawn Brady, Senior Clinical Program Director of Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Providence Healthcare our guests were entertained from beginning to end. One of the highlights of the evening was Ray Chance, an illusionist, who helped to literally bring the magic to Silver Ball by performing mind-blowing magic tricks - a real treat!
Thank you to all those who made a gift in honour of Silver Ball and to the strong Providence community for contributing to the success of this beloved event. Thank you to those who bid in our Silent Auction and purchased a 50/50 ticket. Congratulations again to the lucky 50/50 winner 7501308 who won $5,000!
We look forward to hosting you at next year’s 28th annual Silver Ball gala!
For more information on how you can get involved with Silver Ball, contact Laura Sawyer, Events Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.