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Let's Talk Tech!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
A number of partnership opportunities are available with Launchpad. Please contact Rebekah McMillan, Officer, Community Giving, to discuss how your organization can connect with young professionals and local leaders in Durham Region.

TechTalk - Robotic Surgery: Durham Region's newest innovation!

Thursday, March 2 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm | Banter & Co. Brewing, 66 Baldwin St Suite 100, Brooklin, ON

Purchase your tickets, or contact Rebekah McMillan, Officer, Community Giving.

Join us for an evening of innovation and impact. Hear directly from Lakeridge Health surgeons about the single most important surgical innovation to come to our Hospital in the last decade: the da Vinci Surgical Robot.  

Hosted at one of Durham Region's newest breweries, Banter & Co., your ticket includes: entry for one (1) to the event, light fare, hearing from top Lakeridge Health surgeons that will use this amazing new technology, and one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. Cash bar will be available.  
 
Proceeds from this event will help support the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

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It's time to Glow & Throw!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
A number of partnership opportunities are available with Launchpad. Please contact Rebekah McMillan, Officer, Community Giving, to discuss how your organization can connect with young professionals and local leaders in Durham Region.

Launchpad is bouncing back with another fundraising event!

Wednesday, November 30 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm | Skyzone Trampoline Park,  240 S Blair St Unit-3, Whitby ON

Visit the website to register for the event now!

Launchpad Presents Glow and Throw

Jump into Launchpad's newest challenge: Glow & Throw, Durham Region's first ever neon trampoline dodgeball tournament for cancer care.
Lakeridge Health Foundation's young leaders committee best known for NightShift, Techtalk and Fire'd Up fundraising events is now serving up a new kind of challenge to our community.

Compete in a fun and exhilarating dodgeball battle at Skyzone Whitby Trampoline Park, sure to get heart rates up and the fundraising goal even higher! On Wednesday, November 30, advancing cancer care at Lakeridge Health is just a hop, skip and a bounce away.

This event has bounced away :)

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Sound the alarm!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
A number of partnership opportunities are available with Launchpad. Please contact Helen Knelsen, Manager, Community Giving, to discuss how your organization can connect with young professionals and local leaders in Durham Region.

Launchpad is back in action!

Thursday, June 9 | 4:00 pm | Oshawa Fire Station #5, 1550 Harmony Rd N, Oshawa

Visit the website and buy your tickets now.

We're turning up the heat and sending you, alongside our Emergency Medicine experts, into the lives of our Oshawa Firefighters. Experience what happens on the frontlines before our medical professionals take over at the hospital. Funds raised will support the Dr. Benjamin Fuller & Family Endowment in Emergency Medicine, dedicated to advancing emergency care in Durham Region and beyond.

Register a team and your tickets include: Participation in relay race, pairing with Emergency Medicine expert, rehabilitation station snacks and refreshments and seven passes for the After Party which includes one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink each and various appetizers.

Or, your Spectator and Networking Pass includes: Attendance at demonstration and relay as a cheerleader plus one (1) pass to the After Party including one alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

Let's heat things up! Visit the website and buy your tickets now.

Please note: As a health care charity we ask that only fully vaccinated individuals attend this private event.

*limited capacity

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We're back! 

Wednesday, October 13 | 5:30 pm | Butchie's Restaurant in Whitby 

This is Our Launch Party
Join us to celebrate the launch of Our Cancer Campaign, Lakeridge Health Foundation's $20 million fundraising campaign aimed at advancing cancer care in Durham Region.

Your ticket includes: hand-held BBQ and dessert from Butchie's Restaurant, 1 complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink, live music and 2 incredible featured speakers. Cash bar will be available.

5:30 - 7:30 pm | Butchie's Restaurant, 939 Dundas St W, Whitby

Ticket Sales are now closed.

Featured Speakers: 

   Andrea Nicholson: Executive Chef and Owner of Butchie's Restaurant in Whitby, Andrea is a celebrity chef who appeared on Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada. Andrea has also appeared on Food Factory and co-hosted season’s 1 and 2 of Restaurant Takeover on the network.  
       
   Dr. Shannon Trainor: Lakeridge Health Thoracic Surgeon and Whitby resident, Dr. Trainor is also part of the physician team of Our Cancer Campaign's Cabinet, a group of 34 community leaders helping to raise $20 Million for cancer care in Durham Region. 

 

Please note: As a health care charity we ask that only fully vaccinated individuals attend this private event.

*limited capacity

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 Nightshift 2020-2021: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

We're sad to say our Signature Event has been cancelled in 2020-2021 due to the pandemic. We'll be in touch as soon as we can about our 2022 date. Stay safe and stay tuned at yournightshift.ca

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 FACT OR FICTION: Your COVID-19 questions decoded by infectious disease expert Dr. Dan Ricciuto

Our first ever VIRTUAL Tech Talk will be held on September 17 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and will support Lakeridge Health Foundation's Emergency Fund which provides funding for the critical needs of Lakeridge Health's Oshawa and Whitby sites related to COVID-19.

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Downward Doc | October 17, 2019

Nama-stay at the Oshawa Hospital for a good cause!Proceeds benefit cancer care at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa Hospital.

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2018 TECHtalk | November 29, 2018
Launchpad's third TECHtalk event combined fine art with health care and technology. Young professionals had the opportunity to network and hear a thoracic surgeon at Lakeridge Health, while enjoying Tim Packer's fine art. We're happy to report that over $1,100 was raised for the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre!


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 NightShift | April 12, 2018
No pressure, just blood pressure! Teams of 4-6 people participated in the 2nd Annual NightShift - Canada's only simulation challenge for the public. Teams were matched up with a Physician or Medical Professional from Lakeridge Health to help win top (or bottom) prize! We're thrilled to announce over $27,000 was raised for the Paediatric Department at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. A big thank you to our friends at the Durham Regional Police Association for matching every dollar up to $10,000!


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 Winter TECHtalk | December 5, 2017
In the spirit of the holidays, Launchpad's second TECHtalk gathered guests together at The Vault in Whitby and focused on paediatric health with guest speaker Dr. Luke Zheng. Dr. Zheng spoke about the advancements being made in paediatric medicine and the importance of support from the community in order to access the best new equipment.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

    
  

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 NightShift | May 17, 2017
Make your family proud... participate in the Canada's first and only medical simulation challenge for the public. Teams of 4-6 people were matched with a medical professional coach from Lakeridge Health to compete in a fun and exciting scenarios and win the top prize.
We're thrilled to announce that over $17,000 was raised for the paediatric department at Lakeridge Health! 

Thank you to our sponsors:


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Spring TECHtalk
| March 30, 2017
Launchpad's first TECHtalk featured a great night of food and networking with guest 
speaker Dr. Dan Ricciuto, telemedicine expert and infectious disease specialist with Lakeridge Health.Dan spoke about the exciting ways health care is changing and how he uses technology to perform virtual house calls with his patients. 

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Young Professional Networking event | September 29, 2016 
Over 40 people joined us at The Brock House for to eat, drink and network with other young professionals. Perry Monaco, Head of Customer Success at LinkedIn shared his expertise and experience on personal branding, networking and social media.

Thank you to our event sponsor: