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2019 Highlights

Nov 2019

2019: Together we cooked up an amazing event!

The Porridge for Parkinson’s 2019 brunch was held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, in the fabulous new Locomotive Hall at the Roundhouse in Toronto and featured celebrity chefs and special guests from media and medicine.

The proceeds have been directed toward groundbreaking research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. They are supporting the Parkinson’s Research Excellence Fund at the Edmond J Safra Program, at Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN. Dr Anthony Lang, a rock star in PD Research, runs the lab.

Silent Auction Items


Dollars Raised

Our Recipe

Here is our recipe for 2019’s Porridge for Parkinson’s fundraising brunch.

1 Presenting Sponsor

The Cerny Family, in Honour of Isabel M. Cerny

1 Brilliant Emcee

Jeanne Beker, as always, was a fabulous emcee.

2 Inspiring Keynotes

Our special guest speakers, Dr Anthony Lang and Ben Stecher were generous and inspiring. Anthony is a scientist who is a world leader in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Ben Stecher is a writer, speaker, advocate and consultant on neurodegenerative diseases; he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 29. Listen to Ben Stecher’s keynote

9 Fantastic Chefs

Chefs Jamie Kennedy, Donna Dooher, Joanne Yolles, Jen Cerny, Noni Castonguay, Sandra Katsiou, Joshna Maharaj, John Horne, and Jonathan Goodyear prepared and served delicious food. Thank you all!

15 Honorary Patrons

A heartfelt thank you to our honorary patrons.

Aubrey and Marsha Baillie
Andy Barrie
David and Fran Brown
Bill and Catherine Graham
Philip Hebert
Harry McMurtry
Jeanne Beker
Hugh Johnston
Benjamin Stecher
Gay Evans
Robert Fisher
Sue Thompson

25 Spectacular Sponsors

Our generous sponsors are acknowledged below. The Greenhouse Juice Co, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Beans and Grind quenched our thirst with a range of delicious beverages.

71 Auction Donors

The sold-out auction was a 2019 highlight! The amazing group of silent auction donors are acknowledged below.

374 Guests

Where would we be without guests? Our 2019 Brunch event was held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, in the fabulous new Locomotive Hall at the Roundhouse in Toronto, and featured celebrity chefs and special guests from media and medicine.

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

The Cerny Family, in Honour of Isabel M. Cerny

Fellowship Sponsors

Marsha and Aubrey Baillie
Fran and David Brown
Monica and Bradley Martin

Dr Anthony Lang Research Fund Sponsor

The Hopscotch Foundation, in Honour of Isabel M. Cerny

Venue Sponsor

BMO Financial Group

Chef Sponsor

The Purpleville Foundation

Setting the Table Sponsor

Jenny Ginder and John Todd

Feature Family Sponsor

The Glazer Family

Guest Speaker Sponsor

Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc

Bistro Sponsor

Robert and Fay Kruzel

Brunch Sponsors

Arkin Furrow Estate Law LLP; Esther and Jonathan Dostrovsky
Genova Private Management, Inc.
Bill and Catherine Graham
Deb Voorheis

Porridge Sponsor

Apple and Chris Jackson

Morning Glory Sponsor

Jeanne Armstrong
Wendy and Stephen Cole
Geoff Cornish
Jean Hackett
Donald K. Johnson
LiUNA Local 183
Harry McMurtry

Print Sponsor

The Printing House Limited


Alexandra Stevenson
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Magdalene Kasinger and Jeimmi Carrasco — musicians
Brian Summers — photographer
Julie and Peter Bordignon
Adam van Koeverden
Beans and Grind
Costco — East York
Event Rental Group
Greenhouse Juice
Locomotive Hall
Longos — Leaside
Metro — Bayview and Eglinton
Loblaws — Moore Avenue
Sobey’s — Leaside
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Silent Auction

Silent Auction A-K

Art Gallery of Ontario
Marsha Baillie
Bonnie Bereskin, Speech-Language Pathologist
Canbuilt MFG
Canadian Opera Company
Cayne’s Superstore
COBS Bread
Creekside Winery
Dickson’s BBQ
Essence of Beauty
Fiesta Farms
Gardiner Museum
Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival 2018
Granite 95 Holdings
Jamie Kennedy
Harbord Bakery
Harvest Wagon
Hay Lake Lodge
Heaps Estrin Real Estate
Dr. Philip Hébert
Home Depot—Heartland Mississauga and Mississauga West
Home Depot—Brampton East
Home Depot—Orangeville & Brampton South
Home Depot—Bolton
Inside Health
Jason Krygier-Baum, Professional Animal Photographer
Michael Kluthe Salon & Spa

Silent Auction L-Z

Oceanstone Seaside Resort
One Step Ahead Mobility
Orange Theory Fitness
Dr. Randall Osuch
Out on a Limb
Charles Pachter
Palmerston Design Consultants
Nancy Pencer
Ana Pascos Photography
Gisele Pozzobon
Miles Nadal JCC
Mirvish Productions
The Nuance Group
Plexman Studio
Quince Flowers
Royal Ontario Museum
Rue Pigalle
Saul’s Beauty Shop
Scheffler’s Deli
SeaDream Yacht Club
Steam Whistle Brewery
Summerhill Market
Linda Stimopolos
Stircrazy Catering
Susan Kronick Pet Photography
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Walter Craft Caesar Mix
Deb Voorheis
Joanne Yolles
Zee Grill