October 26, 2024
October 26, 2024

‘Showdown In The Downtown’ is an evening of fundraising to fight kidney disease and improve patient outcomes after solid organ transplantation.

Showdown 2024 will feature an exceptional mingling, dining, and an exciting Professional Boxing card for you and your valued guests. There will also be lots of great donated items for the silent auction and a raffle for your bidding pleasure. We will then sit down for a delicious three course family style dinner and dessert followed by the main event - Pro Boxing sanctioned by  the Sports Commissioner of Ontario. VIP Tables include Dinner Wine. The event will have a Cash Bar.

The Showdown has also featured musical concerts with acts like Jim Cuddy, Chantal Kreviazuk, Our Lady Peace and Jann Arden.  Over 15 years, the Showdown has raised over $3 million for a variety of charities.

The Showdown in the Downtown was founded in 2009 by Dr. Faisal Rehman.  The initial purpose of this yearly charitable event was to raise research funds for The Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies and the Lilibeth Caberto Kidney Clinical Research Unit.  However, given the tremendous success of this event, the beneficiaries have expanded to help alleviate homelessness, mental health conditions, and to help serve special needs populations.

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