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Kudos to the LTRI’s basketball teams, Geeks in Sneaks and We the 10th, for shooting over $7K in the Raptors for Research tournament!

Hosted by the Sinai Health Foundation, in partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and our hometown heroes, the Toronto Raptors, the annual fundraiser is dedicated to supporting the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, part of Sinai Health.

Our teams raised $7,366 and put some real sweat into their love of science!

Altogether,72 teams participated in the tournament, with supporters raising more than $750,000 for research.

Beside the players, the LTRI trainees dedicated to youth science programs were also at the event, sharing their passion for biology with the young onlookers and their relatives between the games.

The LTRI is recognized among the top one percent of institutions worldwide for molecular and biological research and has a history of significant discoveries and major medical progress. For example, LTRI researchers have contributed to two new drug classes for diabetes that have significantly contributed to global health and well-being. Backing the vital research at the LTRI is crucial to ensure that Sinai Health remains at the forefront of healthcare innovation and delivery.

“On behalf of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, I extend our deepest gratitude to the Sinai Health Foundation for their unwavering support,” said Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras, Director of the LTRI and Vice President of Research at Sinai Health.

“The dedication and enthusiasm shown by all who participated in the Raptors for Research tournament will not only bolster our research endeavours, but they also help reinforce the collaborative spirit that drives scientific progress. Your contributions go beyond the basketball court, directly impacting the work we do. Thank you for every dribble, every dunk, and every dollar that brings us closer to transforming healthcare for all.”

The tournament may be over, but the LTRI’s pursuit of new discoveries continues apace!