Sep. 07, 2016
Celebrated cultural icon and award-wining Canadian actor William Shatner is coming to St. Joseph’s Tribute Dinner. The annual fundraising event hosted by St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation will be held at the London Convention Centre on Tuesday, October 18.
Shatner has a storied career in television and movies, but is best known for his role as Captain Kirk on the classic television series Star Trek. Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the show’s debut on September 8, 1966.
Shatner will bring his signature storytelling, witty humour and characteristic style through a performance of his wildly successful one-man broadway presentation, Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It. Guests of the event will experience Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor at the Stratford Festival, to international cultural icon.
Tribute is an annual fundraising event that enables the foundation to invest in health care discovery and innovation that would otherwise not be possible.
“As the first Canadian hospital to produce magnetic resonance (MRI) images and the first to have a whole body PET/MRI scanner in Canada, St. Joseph’s has lived Captain Kirk’s moniker to boldly go where no man has gone before,” says Michelle Campbell, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation. “This year’s event will showcase new frontiers in medical research that are changing the future of health care right here in London.”
Tickets are close to 80 per cent sold and can be purchased at a cost of $250 per person. Visit www.sjhcfoundation.org/tribute or call 519-646-6085 for more information.
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (www.sjhcfoundation.org)
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Hospital, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, Regional Mental Health Care London and Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Ethical Trustmark Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.
St. Joseph’s Tribute Dinner
Tribute Dinner is an annual fundraising event that enables St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research that would otherwise not be possible. Past speakers include Howie Mandel and Chris Hadfield.