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THANKS A BILLION

Through the generous support of our donors, volunteers and staff, we’ve not only reached our goal of raising $1 billion for the pursuit of knowledge at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals – we’ve surpassed it.
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STORIES OF WHAT KNOWLEDGE CAN DO

PRESERVE MEMORY

A major breakthrough in the pursuit of a new drug is offering real hope to patients and families seeking solutions to halt dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A team of scientists at the Krembil Research Institute are one step closer to preserving memory. Read their story >

RESTORE VISION

Patients from across the country have received the Argus II Retinal Implant, a device that enables people with vision loss to acquire electronic vision. Toronto resident Rozina Issani became one of the first Canadians to receive the implant at the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute. Read her story >

CURE ARTHRITIS

An incredible world-first discovery has put us one step closer to a cure for arthritis. Researchers within the Arthritis Program have discovered a pair of biomarkers that directly contribute to the harmful joint degeneration associated with spine osteoarthritis. Read about their discovery >

WALK AGAIN

A groundbreaking surgery at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre is helping patients with paralysis from spinal cord injury walk again. Patients like Trevor Griffith, who was paralyzed from the neck down after a severe fall in his home. Read his story >

STOP STROKE DAMAGE

A remarkable development in the field of neuroscience is preventing brain damage associated with stroke. A Krembil Neuroscience Centre surgeon and his research team have developed a drug that could reduce the amount of stroke-related brain damage by 50%. Learn more >

HEAL HEARTS

Hundreds of patients at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) – a mechanical heart implant that takes over when hearts fail. Marcel Powell received an LVAD – and an incredible second chance at life. Read his story >

ELIMINATE INSULIN INJECTIONS

There’s new hope for patients with diabetes. Researchers at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine have successfully developed insulin-producing cells from stem cells – and it has huge potential to make insulin injections obsolete. Learn more >

BUILD NEW ORGANS

Ex Vivo organ repair technology – developed by the Transplant Program – has revolutionized the transplant world – increasing the number of organs available and saving more lives. Now, it has the potential to change the entire face of medicine as we know it. Learn more >

BREATHE EASY

In a Canadian first, new technology is creating better outcomes for lung cancer patients. The Lung Program performed a minimally invasive robotic surgery that allows us to target and remove, with remarkable precision, tiny tumours in a patient’s lung – making cancer disappear. Learn more >

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