Thursday, 2 July 2015

Sick Kids All-Star Gala

Like many Torontonians, I can think of more than one story where Sick Kids helped someone I love.  So when an opportunity presented itself to help them whilst looking my best and sipping a cocktail, I signed right up for the All-Star Gala. The Gala featured live entertainment, a silent auction and a few local sports' celebrities.  It lured young professionals with an open bar and a chance to get up close with some Maple Leafs.  I suppose the hope is that one day when these young professionals are big-wigs, they'll have a few extra donation dollars to send Sick Kids' way.  

We entered the fete to a red carpet photo op, some live music and a cocktail before heading up to the silent auction.  The auction featured sports memorabilia, vacation packages and home accessories.  I had high hopes for that trip to Vegas, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.  At the far end of the silent auction there was a treat table with candy and the cutest little doughnuts we'd ever seen.  

As the night progressed, the drinks kept flowing, the band kept playing, the dancing became increasingly enthusiastic and strangers became a little more romantic.  Ties were loosened, shoes were kicked off and gowns were hiked up as the party roared. If you're single in the city and looking for a fly honey to date, I would highly recommend attending next year.  Everyone looked great and was out to have a great time and make new friends. 

Only in it's first year, I think the organizers did a great job putting the All-Star Gala together.  I can't want to see this event develop into a must-attend for the 30-something crowd.  Looking forward to next year and wishing Sick Kids luck with their new MRI machine.  

If you'd like to see more photos from the event, check out their Facebook page, you might recognize a face or two.