Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)

Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)

November 24, 2014 14:43 ET

CANFAR's 18th Annual Bloor Street Entertains is the Most Successful in the Event's History

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2014) - In the lead up to World AIDS Day, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) will host its most successful fundraising gala to-date on Tuesday, November 25th . Now celebrating its 18th year, Bloor Street Entertains has become a fixture in social calendars and has raised more than $5 million towards much-needed HIV and AIDS research to support the fight to end AIDS globally.

More than 20 boutiques, museums and galleries in the heart of Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville corridor come together each year to transform their stores into elegant dining spaces for an evening of culinary decadence in support of this vital cause. More than 800 guests will dine on fabulous menus crafted by some of the city's top culinary masters. Following dinner, guests will converge at the Royal Ontario Museum for the After Party filled with spectacular entertainment and a silent auction.

This year, CANFAR is pleased to welcome Brian Porter, President and CEO of Scotiabank, and Megan Porter as Co-Chairs of Bloor Street Entertains.

"I am incredibly honoured to be involved in this important cause," said Megan Porter, Co-Chair of Bloor Street Entertains 2014. "Tonight we see businesses, families, and individuals all working together for the common cause of leaving an AIDS-free world for the next generation. Tonight, we are within reach of a cure, and that is very exciting."

"Bloor Street Entertains is not only the biggest event of the year for CANFAR, but is also Canada's largest fundraiser for life-saving HIV and AIDS research. This year's event will be the most successful yet," said Christopher Bunting, President and CEO of CANFAR. "HIV rates continue to rise here in Canada, but through research, awareness, and prevention education, we are getting closer every day to bringing an end to this disease."

Bloor Street Entertains continues to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS research with Canada's top business and philanthropic communities. CANFAR is the only organization in Canada that is dedicated to eliminating HIV and AIDS through research.

ABOUT CANFAR

The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research is Canada's only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating HIV and AIDS through research. By funding promising Canadian AIDS research and spreading awareness through education campaigns, CANFAR is working to end AIDS globally. Since 1987, CANFAR has awarded more than $18 million to HIV and AIDS research projects. Visit www.BloorStreetEntertains.ca or www.CANFAR.com for more information.

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