Why Concussions and rare cancers?
Rare cancers are not rare.
1 in 4 cancer patients
has a rare cancer.
Rare cancer patients have
few treatment options &
significantly poorer outcomes
compared to patients with
10 million people are
affected annually by
traumatic brain injuries
Concussions can cause debilitating short term and long term effects, including physical, mental, and emotional harm.
Rare cancer research and concussion research face similar obstacles. Both are hindered by scattered and scarce data, limited resources, and a lack of information-sharing. Smashfest® supports COLLABORATIVE research to accelerate the pace of discovery.
As our official apparel partner, Lululemon has supported Smashfest since 2013 with charity support, gifts in kind, and promotional campaigns online and in stores.
Since 2013, Sportsnet has supported Smashfest with contributions to the charity and media support to drive awareness to the event and our causes.
Since our inaugural event, Steam Whistle has generously supported Smashfest as our one-of-a-kind venue, official beer sponsor, and promotional partner.
Oxford has proudly supported Smashfest as a corporate hospitality sponsor, as well as a promotional partner with activations around Toronto.
Since day one, Smashfest has been closely linked with the NHLPA, with logistical support, staff resources, promotional collaboration, and contributions to the charity.
Sonnet recently joined Smashfest as a corporate hospitality sponsor, as well as partnering on campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness and support for the charity.
Since the event's founding, Killerspin has proudly supported Smashfest and it's causes as the official table tennis equipment provider.
Meet the Team
A big thank you as well to our many other volunteers and supporters.
Creator, Executive Director, Host
Business, Relations, & Execution
Branding & Creative Design
Strategy & Execution
Digital & Social Media
STEVE MOORE Co-Founder
JAMIN KERNER, Fundraising & Relations
ANNA MOORE, Cause Strategies
DEVIN SMITH, Business & Relations
SHARON MOORE, Strategy & Relations
KEN CROSINA, Event MC
ANDY HYSLOP, Event DJ
MATT LANGEN, Tournament Director
RAJEEV SHARMA, Tournament Referee