TORONTO (February 25, 2019) – On February 23, 2019, Emmy Award-winning comedian, Wayne Brady, entertained guests as a headliner of the 7th annual Laugh Out Loud (LOL) comedy fundraising gala held at the Toronto Congress Centre. With nearly 1,000 guests, this well-attended event raised over 1.1 million for Trillium Health Partners (THP), in support of raising critical funds to address the highest priority needs of the hospital.

Guests were also treated to the comedic talent of special guest emcee, actress, and comedian Melissa Peterman. The evening closed out with an exciting After Party hosted by Canadian multimedia personality and award-winning recording artist Maestro Fresh Wes.

Proceeds from LOL supported THP’s Diagnostic Imaging program. This generous support will help fund the purchase of advanced imaging technologies that will help to ensure that THP’s patients are able to receive high-quality diagnostic care and exceptional patient experiences. This includes a new CT scanner for Mississauga Hospital and two new MRIs for Credit Valley Hospital. Sustained investment in THP’s Diagnostic Imaging program is critical to ensure that the hospital continues to deliver the most advanced care, close to home.

“We are incredibly grateful to our community for their overwhelming generosity, which helps us continue to deliver exceptional patient care,” said Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “A special thank you to Wayne Brady for giving all of us a hilarious night of comedy to remember.”

Wayne Brady is best known as a former co-star of Whose Line is it Anyway, The Wayne Brady Show, Don’t Forget the Lyrics and the new Let’s Make a Deal. Melissa Peterman is highly known for her role as Barbara Jean in television comedy series Reba.

Trillium Health Partners Foundation would like to thank Presenting Sponsor Square One, as well as PFAFF, Scotiabank and Holt Renfrew, as well as all other sponsors for their continued partnership.

For more information about LOL or to support Trillium Health Partners, please visit trilliumlol.ca.