4th Annual Fundraising Gala
to our supporters and sponsors!
On Wednesday October 23rd, we had the pleasure of hosting our 4th annual Vancouver fundraising gala. Two hundred guests joined us for a truly inspirational night at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Together we raised $200,000!
The evening began with a reception featuring our signature cocktail courtesy of JAKs and Whistler Elixir. Guests enjoyed cool jazz tunes from The Cory Weeds Trio throughout the evening.
The magic continued in the ballroom with co-hosts Fred Lee and CTV’s Mi-Jung Lee. Gala Committee Honourary Chair, Fei Wong and Mi-Jung moved the crowd with their personal cancer stories.
A delightful dinner followed with wines generously donated by LaStella Winery and were treated to a moving performance by neoclassical piano artist Lori-Ann Speed on a Steinway Spirio courtesy of Tom Lee Music. Lori-Ann played original pieces inspired by her own cancer journey and set the perfect tone for the evening. Guest patient speakers Charles Hotel and Dawn Steele then shared their stories and spoke of the role that InspireHealth played in helping them take charge of their cancer journey and healing.
The night wrapped up with an amazing show of generosity in the exciting live auction and Fund-A-Need campaign. The live auction experience, Fire in The Kitchen, was one of the most coveted packages especially when the Vancouver Firefighters made a surprise appearance on stage.
A special thank you to Bioéthique Spa for sending guests home with a lovely gift.
A Night to Inspire wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support of our presenting partner
Pure Integrative Pharmacy
and all of our sponsors.
Thanks to our generous guests, volunteers, partners and supporters we can continue to provide free supportive cancer care to British Columbians living with cancer and their loved ones.
We hope you will join us next year!
If you were not able to attend this year, please consider making a donation
Special thanks to our 2019 Gala Committee
Sandra Girard, Kevin Mazzone, Shawna Gardham,
Barb Estey, Elizabeth Forgie, Anna Nyarady