CBRE raises over $850,000 for Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

Toronto – July 4, 2011 –  CBRE Limited (CBRE) is proud to announce that its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic hosted by its Global Corporate Services (GCS) division raise $859,304 to support vision research and programs at the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre at the Toronto General & Western Hospital.

With matching contributions from private support donors, this event has raised $2,183,312 over the past two years for the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre – the home of Canada's largest vision program.

on June 24, 2011, over 300 golfers participated in the tournament at the Angus Glen Golf and Country Club, in Markham, Ontario. In attendance were GCS clients, consultants, contractors and friends within the real estate industry from the Greater Toronto Area. The tournament received generous support from Event Sponsor, Direct Energy Business Solutions, and over 100 corporate sponsors.

“For the second year running, I am proud of our efforts to support the essential services provided by the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre”, shared Greg Moore, Vice-President, Project Management Canada at CB Richard Ellis and tournament chairman/founder. In Canada, the incidence of vision loss is increasing at an alarming rate, in part because of age-related diseases with no cures. While some people can be treated, many Canadians face blindness with conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

“Once again we are overwhelmed by the support CBRE has shown. The funding from this tournament will directly support the Vision Program at Toronto Western Hospital", said Dr. Robert Devenyi, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, from the Donald K Johnson Eye Centre.

CBRE’s Annual Golf Classic funds research for the Prevention of Age-related Blindness and other disabling vision challenges, developing treatment for people in the GTA and across Canada. This tournament will support the efforts of the centre, which treats over 65,000 patients and conducts over 4,200 surgeries annually.

 

About the Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre

The Donald K. Johnson Eye Centre is dedicated to ophthalmology education and research. It is home to the country’s largest ophthalmology training program and is home to the only ophthalmology clinician-scientist in Canada. Recognized leaders in their fields, the eye specialists here are at the forefront of state-of-the-art ophthalmology. The department includes experts from all major subspecialties, including vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, cornea and external disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, adult strabismus and ocular genetics. The Vision Science Research program – under the direction of Dr. Martin Steinbach – focuses on molecular genetics of blinding eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts; corneal and lens disorders; eye movement control mechanisms; and neuronal damage.

About Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital as well as for their respective research arms, Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western Research Institute. The Foundation’s vision is to enable global leadership and innovation in health by developing and sustaining strong relationships with University Health Network stakeholders. For more information, visit http://www.uhn.ca.

About CBRE

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2010 revenue). The Company has approximately 31,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.

CBREs offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. In Canada, CBRE Limited employs approximately 1,850 people in 24 locations from coast to coast. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.ca.