From belly dancers, Sheesha, Moroccan mint tea to camels! - yes, camels - Scrubs in the City transformed Evergreen Brickworks into Marrakech, Morocco, for their 16th annual fundraiser for SickKids. Over 1000 attended, with over $650,000 raised. This year’s theme was Marrakech and Scrubs went above and beyond in bringing Moroccan culture to Toronto.
SickKids Foundation CEO Ted Garrard on stage with Event Co-Chairs Lucinda Kogan and Molly Fitzpatrick, as well as committee members Julie Crosslan, Romelia Dilawri, Laryssa Fatt, Vivian Greenberg, Stephanie Lewis, Sylvia Mantella, Holly Miklas, Julia Mordini, Sud zanne Rogers and Candice Sinclair. Co-Presenting Sponsors included BMO Group in collaboration with Mantella Corporation.
Proceeds from this year's fundraiser will go to help SickKids build "brand-new clinical facilities designed to accommodate cutting-edge best practices and technology, attract wold-class medical leaders, and provide the best comfort and care to children and their families." Over the past 16 years, Scrubs has raised close to $5M for various high priority needs of the hospital.
Event Co-Chairs Lucinda Kogan and Molly Fitzpatrick posing at the entrance of the event with committee members included Julie Crosslan, Romelia Dilawri, Laryssa Fatt, Vivian Greenberg, Stephanie Lewis, Sylvia Mantella, Holly Miklas, Julia Mordini, Sud zanne Rogers and Candice Sinclair.
Committee member Sylvia Mantella had arranged camels at the entrance of the event for guests to pose with.
Guests were greeted by Greeters dressed in historic Moroccan garb.
Some Scrubs red carpet looks
LADIESFUND Scrubs 2017 winner Erika Komori and her date Bart
The food was authentic Moroccan and delicious:
Scrubs entertainment included:
Girls on Stilts
The band Digs
and so much more!!!
Scrubs committee members Suzanne Rogers with LADIESFUND President Tara Uzra Dawood
Sheesha set-up at lounges
Moroccan Mint Tea
Special appearance by internet sensation Dean the Basset
Then, teasers for next year's theme Rome started coming out:
and some Italian munchies ...
Save the date: June 7, 2018 is the 17th annual Scrubs in the City with the theme Rome!