Tea for Blu

A Signature BLU Event in support of Blu Genes Foundation, TEA FOR BLU is an elegantly crafted afternoon of socializing, delicious traditional tea service, fun activations with special guest medical superstars. Our third annual Tea for Blu took place on Sunday, June 4th, 2023.

Our Tea for Blu guests were able to learn firsthand of the impact Blu Genes continues to have on advancing research for rare disease. This year we heard an update on the ongoing Tay-Sachs disease research at SickKids, thanks to our special guest speaker Dr. Ivakine. This research is only possible because of continued support by our Blu Genes sponsors, donors and guests of our signature events like Tea for Blu.

We select iconic and beautiful hotels to provide a stylish and sophisticated event with delicious and traditional afternoon tea. Our inaugural Tea took place at the St. Regis Toronto in 2019 and our second Tea took place in the spring of 2022 at the King Edward Hotel, Toronto. This year’s Tea for Blu took place at the award winning Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, in the elegant Aria Ballroom.

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Velo Blu

A Signature BLU Event, VELO BLU is a charity ride and celebratory event that is designed to impress with the high-end experiences for each rider and event guest. Velo Blu allows multiple routes for all cyclists to enjoy the ride with the option of adding a challenge. Velo Blu takes place at the beautiful Peller Estates Winery, where riders are guided on a challenging scenic ride through Niagara-on-the-lake, culminating back for a celebration with great, food, wine, company and sense of accomplishment. Velo Blu continues to raise necessary funds to advance gene therapy research for rare diseases.
VELO BLU 2023 was a big success. With support from our 55+ Sponsors of Velo Blu 2023 and our many donors, we raised $440k!
Velo Blu 2023 had a tremendous turnout this year with over 70 riders and 50 Experience Niagara participants along with many more guests joining us for the beautiful luncheon under the tent overlooking the Vineyards at Peller Estates. The sun was shining on all of our riders and guests on Friday September 15th, 2023 - it was an event like no other!

Join us in September 2024 for next year’s highly anticipated Velo Blu. Ride with us through the Niagara landscape or participate in our onsite activities and celebratory lunch. For sponsorship opportunities email nicola@blugenes.org, for event updates check back here and watch your email for more information.


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Blu & You was Blu Genes Foundation’s Online Fundraising Event created for 2021. To keep everyone safe while still raising much-needed funds, we created BLU & YOU in lieu of our Tea for Blu. We are excited to celebrate and sip tea with all of our Tea for Blu supporters in the spring of 2022.

Blu Genes has joined with SickKids to support gene editing experts in finding a treatment and cure for Tay-Sachs Disease. Despite the pandemic, research continues and we need your support.

BLU & YOU was successful in raising over $90,000 to support ground-breaking research focused on a new treatment with curative potential.

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Create your own Blu Event

There are so many ways to create your own event:

Events can be a great way to support Blu Genes Foundation and creating your own event is a rewarding way to get your personal network of family and friends involved, all while adding your own personal touches.

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