On Sunday, September 24, over 170 guests came together for the 18th annual Day at the Races at Woodbine Racetrack in support of Arthritis Research Foundation. Thanks to the incredible support of event attendees, sponsors, donors and volunteers, the event has raised more than $2 million since its inception for arthritis and related autoimmune disease research.
“Funds from Day at the Races are helping advance knowledge and treatment of arthritis and autoimmune disease,” says Dr. Edward Keystone, Director of Mount Sinai’s Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease. “Thanks to critical research, we are harnessing emerging technology in precision medicine to match the right person to the right drug at the right time and creating better outcomes for patients.”
The event featured valet parking, a champagne reception, gourmet lunch buffet and bar, silent auction and live horse racing. Global TV’s Farah Nasser emceed the event and guests were treated to a short presentation by Hall of Fame jockey Sandy Hawley, who offered tips for placing racing bids.
All funds from the event are driving critical research that will help over 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis or one of the associated autoimmune conditions. To learn more about the event or to make a donation, visit racetobeatarthritis.ca.