Photography by George Pimentel
The Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge was created as a platform for bringing industry leaders together for a unique evening of entertainment and fundraising. The 16th annual black-tie event was held at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York on October 13, 2022, and attracted the who’s-who of the city’s business and real estate leaders.
Co-chairs Gavin Cheung, president and partner of CentreCourt, along with Bob Blazevski, president and chief operating officer of Diamond Corp, raised more than $3.2 million for cancer research at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and its nine affiliated teaching hospitals.
The Hold’em for Life Fellowship program was founded in 2019 as part of the $16.4 million commitment to the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. In 2022, Hold’em was proud to announce a $4 million endowed fund to support two new fellows in perpetuity who will be dedicated to brain and urology cancer research to help find cures.
Since 2006, the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge has raised more than $42 million for cancer research at Ontario’s leading hospitals.