The Hamilton Convention Centre was a rockin’ place as , more than 670 attendees were present at the Hamilton Convention Centre for Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s Raise a Little Health gala. The feature entertainment was the Canadian rock icon band—Trooper.The rock inspired event raised more than $540,000 in gross revenue in support of research at Hamilton Health Sciences.
Proceeds from the event will help fund four key projects that represent a cross section of the world-class medical research taking place across Hamilton Health Sciences including:
- A study exploring the rehabilitation of acquired brain injury patients at St. Peter’s Hospital and Regional Rehabilitation Centre;
- The development of an app at McMaster Children’s Hospital that will support youth with chronic conditions as they transition from pediatric programs into adult care programs;
- Research at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre exploring new approaches to optimizing the delivery of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer;
- A study at Hamilton General Hospital seeking to predict silent atrial fibrillation and prevent heart attacks and strokes
Trooper, one time Juno “Group of the Year” winner, rocked the house performing “Raise a Little Hell,” the international hit single from their 1978 album, Thick as Thieves, along with some of their other hits. In addition to Trooper, the event also featured the musical talents of The Carpet Frogs who kept the crowd moving well into the morning.
The annual Gala, which attracts a large and diverse audience, is The Foundation’s premier fundraiser and has earned a reputation as the city’s “must attend” black-tie event of the year.