12 minute games
4 games per team
3-6 players per team
Play for a cause
Open to all co-ed players
over the age of 19
Each team fundraises
$2500 to participate
All skill levels welcome
The top two performing teams, along with the top two fundraising teams, will have the opportunity to live out their hoop dreams for a shot at the title on the Raptors practice court at OVO Athletic Centre!
CARE IS AT THE VERY HEART
OF SINAI HEALTH
Sinai Health is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and its system partner Circle of Care. It delivers excellent care in hospital, community and home, focusing on the comprehensive needs of people. Sinai Health discovers and translates scientific breakthroughs, pushes boundaries for health solutions and educates future clinical and scientific leaders. Clinical areas of specialization include rehabilitation and complex continuing care, surgery and oncology, urgent and critical care, and women’s and infants’ health. Its Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute ranks among the top ten biomedical research institutes in the world. Sinai Health is a full affiliate of the University of Toronto.
IF HEALTH CARE IS A
THEN LTRI’s SCIENTISTS
ARE THE GAME CHANGERS
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) is Sinai Health’s engine of innovation. It is the top-ranked biomedical research institute in Canada, and is home to scientists who are number one worldwide in the fields of diabetes, cancer, and molecular biology. Located at Mount Sinai Hospital and with a roster of 130+ scientists, its discoveries are shaping the future of care. LTRI research breakthroughs, such as the discovery of two new classes of drugs for diabetes, as well as our critical contributions to the fight against COVID-19, contribute to the health and wellbeing of people globally.
By joining Raptors for Research, you will help shape the future of care by supporting the LTRI.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Without our researchers and the well-equipped facilities they work in, Sinai Health cannot make the discoveries that unravel the mysteries of disease and illness and improve outcomes for people around the world. When you walk the halls of the LTRI, you’re standing among those who will shape the future of care. Funding from Sinai Health Foundation is an investment in that future and crucially supports the bright minds of tomorrow focused in the following areas:
Arthritis & Autoimmune
The LTRI and Sinai Health are proud supporters of Dr. Kathy Siminovitch, the Canada Research Chair in the Mechanisms Regulating Immunologic Disease. The world-leading clinician and geneticist studies a variety of autoimmune diseases, including how to best use genomic information about patients to best manage diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
40% of the research taking place at the LTRI has a cancer focus.
Sinai Health and the Miles Nadal Heart Centre is home to leading research programs in pregnancy and heart disease, as well as advanced heart failure. Our researchers and physicians are helping women with heart disease successfully conceive and give birth to healthy babies
Sinai Health is also home to the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Canada.
Ranked number one in the world for high-impact diabetes research publications and have a higher citation rating compared to any other diabetes research program.
Neurosciences & Mental Health
LTRI’s researchers are pushing the boundaries of understanding brain development through the study of synapses and the genes involved in psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, autism and phobic disorders. Their work has direct implications for diseases such as depression, bi-polar disorder and various neurodegenerative diseases.
Rehabilitation & Complex Care (Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital)
The Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital is leading a new field of study to improve the care and the entire life experience of patients living with complex chronic health conditions. Some of their areas of focus include improving stroke rehab for patients and how technology can be used to improve the care of those with multiple chronic conditions.
Women's & Infants' Health
With Women’s and Infants’ Health being the largest clinical program at Mount Sinai Hospital with over 7,500 births annually, the LTRI also focuses some of its research in complement.