The 2014 Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge

Thursday, April 24, 2014  •  The Ritz Carlton Hotel  •  Toronto

Charity Challenge




The Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is an annual event that brings together leaders from across the real estate industry for an evening of entertainment and fundraising.

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organization that has raised over $17 million to fund cancer research and other initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital, SickKids Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Over 85% of all funds raised by Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge have gone directly to fund cancer research and other initiatives.

Cancer Research


Breast cancer research initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital have been selected as the beneficiary of the 2014 Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life event.

Despite recent advances in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer continues to be a major cancer problem for women.



Research focusing on understanding patient and tumor related factors in breast cancer has led to highly effective therapies that target characteristics of cancer cells or patient factors.

2014 Event


The 8th Annual Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Toronto.



The event is a unique evening of fun and friendly competition that will be attended by over 350 top executives from Canada’s leading real estate firms. This unique and exciting event provides an atmosphere that is particularly conducive to networking.

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception, which is followed by a night of Texas Hold’em poker that is played in an authentic Monte Carlo-style atmosphere. Players compete for incredible non-cash prizes and for bragging rights as Hold’em for Life Champion. No experience is required and novices often do as well as experienced players.



It is critically important that individuals, like those involved in Hold’em for Life, continue to fundraise and continue to support the research activities that we are undertaking.

Dr. Pamela Goodwin, Director
Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital

What these events perpetuate is a partnership that not only helps financially, but also helps intellectually, emotionally and ultimately helps our patients.

Joseph Mapa
President & CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital

Hold’em for Life funds have been very important to us. They have allowed us to set up a major international research program focusing on breast cancer.

Dr. Pamela Goodwin
Director, Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital