|At centre, Ms. Letna, with daughter Yanique Williams and Jennifer Taylor, |
presented a cheque for $6,100 to Ros Sagar-Lal, Katherine Craine,
RVHS Chief of Staff Dr. Naresh Mohan and Foundation President and CEO Chad Hanna.
Letna Allen-Rowe held her third annual Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch on March 29 in Scarborough and a great crowd of supporters, including local politicians and community leaders, came out to enjoy the event.
The brunch featured a fantastic lineup of entertainment, with dancers and musicians, and even a special guest speaker from Rouge Valley Centenary’s Urology Program, Dr. Zak Klinghoffer, who shared his knowledge of men’s prostate and cancer care.
Ms. Letna, a performer and singer herself, was very excited to bring together talented singers, along with the popular and funny Marcia Brown, for the audience’s enjoyment.
She visited Rouge Valley Centenary hospital on April 28 to present the proceeds of the event and she once again went well past her goal and brought $6,100! It was the icing on the cake for the passionate breast cancer survivor who is ambitious about the future of the oncology program she is so grateful to, she says.
“My hope is that when people in the east end get cancer, they can come here for first class cancer care,” she explains. “We have the best doctors, I can tell people first-hand! And you get such great attention here.”
Joining her for the presentation were her co-organizers, her own daughter, Yanique Williams and their good friend Jennifer Taylor.
Ms. Williams added that she was pleased the event has evolved over the years to include other cancers, when it was breast cancer that was the focus in the past. To bring a doctor to talk about men’s health, and to see men in the audience enjoying the event, was special to her.
“The educational aspect will get people to reflect on their life choices,” she explains.
To see all of the photos from the 2015 Brunch event, click here.