Award-winning actor Victor Garber is coming to his hometown to support a cause close to his heart.
Garber will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Leaders in Innovation Dinner, an event that celebrates work being done at Western University’s Robarts Research Institute in London, Ont.
Research into the molecular basis of neurodegenerative disease, like Alzheimer’s disease, will be in the spotlight at the Nov. 20 event.
The evening celebrates recent breakthroughs in solving the mysteries of these complex diseases and will include the presentation of the 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to renowned Alzheimer’s researchers Drs. Virginia M.-Y. Lee and John Q. Trojanowski.
Garber supported both of his parent’s struggles with Alzheimer’s and in recent years has been working to raise awareness and support efforts to find a cure.
Peter Mansbridge, chief correspondent for CBC News and anchor of The National, will emcee the dinner.
Tickets are $250 each or $2,000 for a table of eight.
Last fall, Garber shared his family story with Katie Couric. Watch the clip below: