In 2006, 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.
Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organization that has raised over $25 million to fund cancer research and other initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital, SickKids Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Over 80% of all funds raised by Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge have gone directly to fund cancer research and other initiatives.
Breast cancer research at Mount Sinai Hospital has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2015 Asset Management Industry Hold’em for Life event.
Despite recent advances in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer continues to be a major cancer problem for women.
Research focusing on understanding patient and tumor related factors in breast cancer has led to highly effective therapies that target characteristics of cancer cells or patient factors.
The Fourth Annual Asset Management Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge will be held on
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Toronto.
The event is a unique evening of fun and friendly competition that will be attended by top executives from Canada’s leading asset management and finance firms. This unique and exciting event provides an atmosphere that is particularly conducive to networking.
The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception, which is followed by a night of Texas Hold'em poker that is played in an authentic Monte Carlo-style atmosphere. Players compete for incredible non-cash prizes and for bragging rights as Hold`em for Life Champion.
No experience is required and novices often do as well as experienced players.