About 'Rock for Research'

Co-Chair and Patient Partner


Dear Friend,

'Rock for Research’ is a fundraising event to support Practice-Based Research and Innovation (PBRI) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Sunnybrook). This fun evening of live music and giving will support the research of Sunnybrook’s health care professionals to improve the support of the patients and families they serve.


This event will take place on Friday October 25, 2019 at the Eglinton St. George’s United Church (The Sanctuary). The committee’s goal is to raise awareness and funds for all front-line health care providers (nurses and allied health) who are dedicated and passionate about enhancing their practice. PBRI allows them the opportunity to learn, conduct research, and launch quality improvement projects to help with the care we provide our Sunnybrook patients and families.


The line-up of bands is extremely impressive. The rock fest will be open to staff, friends and the public who are interested in coming out to support our work at Sunnybrook. We are hoping to have a crowd of 600.  This is a Costume Party and there will be a Best Costume Prize for both single and groups!


Perhaps you would like to purchase a ticket ($75 each)? Or you might be interested in being one of our Sponsors ($5,000 each) and receive ‘VIP’ treatment and table service in the exclusive Sponsors’ Gallery? Or you might be interested in being officially identified as Friends of PBRI ($300). Do you have an item to donate to our silent auction? For more information on the various options, please contact me directly at 647-991-5043 or deb@mckenziecompany.ca


Thank you, in advance, for your consideration to support ‘Rock for Research’ and help Sunnybrook invent the future of healthcare.


Event Details:

October 25th 2019,
7 to 11 pm – Doors Open at 6:30
DJ and Live Band

Eglinton St. George’s United Church (The Sanctuary)
25 Lytton Blvd, Toronto




Deborah McKenzie

Co-Chair and Patient Partner

Sunnybrook Rock for Research Fundraiser

Introducing our Team – the Organizing Committee


Deborah McKenzie
Lisa Di Prospero



Sunnybrook Foundation Partners:

Joanna Sullivan
Jessica Carn
Lauren Daab



Sara Morassaei
Wendy Lopez
Ruby Bola
Martha Hohenadel
Brian Liszewski
Emily Stairs
Siobhan Donaghy
Sharona Bookbinder
Wendy Kingsburgh
Lucy Wong
Artemis Diamantouros
Stephanie Kulczyski
Shawn Binda
Genny Ng
Sonia Racco