Humour Me: C$1.3 Million Raised for SickKids

Published October 24, 2022 | 1 min read

On October 6th, RBC Capital Markets proudly sponsored Humour Me, a competitive night of laughs in support of non-profit organizations, which brings together corporate and financial executives in Toronto to perform stand-up in front of a live audience and raise money for charitable organizations.

Photo of Ram Amarnath on stage for the charity comedy event

RBC Capital Markets is especially proud or our support this year as our very own Ram Amarnath, Global Co-Head of Financial Sponsors, Global Investment Banking bravely took the stage to perform.

“When I was presented with the opportunity to do this charity comedy event, I knew it was going to be challenging but I also knew it was in line with our purpose to help our communities prosper,” said Ram. “I quickly saw it as a chance to do something for a good cause, as well as something extremely outside my comfort zone. And having constantly challenged my kids to do the same, I had to lead by example.”

Photo of Ram Amarnath receiving the award 'Funniest Amateur' for his amazing performance

Ram devoted a significant amount of time in fundraising to remarkably raise a staggering C$370,000 in donations. In total, the event raised C$1.3million for SickKids Foundation, specifically for the Slaight Family Integrated Mental Health unit.

Our partnership with Humour Me and SickKids is part of RBC’s purpose of helping clients thrive and communities prosper. Creating a positive social impact is integral to how we do business.

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