Childhood Cancer Foundation Gala 2006

Childhood Cancer Foundation Gala 2006

November 13, 2006 07:00 ET

Reminder: Kid Mountaineer to Give Keynote Address at CCF Gold Ribbon Gala

Brandon Schupp to present $140,000 cheque from climb up remote BC mountain and special guest 7 yr old cancer-fighting boy to kick off his dream campaign to collect the “most fire patches in the world”

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY --(CCNMatthews - Nov. 13, 2006) - With sirens blaring, a Toronto fire truck flanked by firefighters will deliver kid mountaineer, fundraiser and Keynote speaker Brandon Schupp and his special guest cancer patient Lucas Hammond to the Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada's third annual Gold Ribbon Gala. The Gala is the signature social event for the Childhood Cancer Foundation, the only national organization exclusively dedicated to helping our country's 10,000 children living with cancer, and will be held Tuesday November 14 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Hosted by Citytv's Anne Mroczkowski, 14 year old Guest Speaker Brandon Schupp, will talk about this mountain adventure and how the cause of childhood cancer moved him to great heights in his quest to help kids fighting cancer. This past summer, at aged 13, Brandon climbed BC's 10,000 foot Good Hope Mountain on behalf of each Canadian cancer-fighting kid, helping to raise $140,000 for the Foundation and giving hope to countless children fighting the disease. Brandon will present the cheque for monies raised from his climb to the Foundation that night.

Among the special guests will be Lucas Hammond, 7, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and who will be presented with shoulder flashes (patches) by uniformed fire fighters.

What:
Gala in support of the Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada, featuring silent and live auctions and raffle with fabulous prizes.

Who:
Host: Anne Mroczkowski Anchor/Reporter "CityNews at Six"; Host, "The Mayor"
Guest Speaker: Brandon Schupp, 14 year old mountaineer
Entertainment: Daniel Huezo, Latin American Guitar Virtuoso; St. Mary Singers (Children's Choir)
Special Guests: Cancer Families

When:
Tuesday, November 14
6:15pm Brandon Schupp and Lucas Hammond arrive by firetruck
6:30pm Reception and Silent Auction
7:30pm Dinner to the sounds of Award-winning St. Mary Singers
8:45pm Guest Speaker - Brandon Schupp
9:00pm Live Auction
10:30pm Closing Remarks, Raffle Draw
11:00pm Event concludes

Where:
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Cost:
$250.00 per ticket
$2500 per table of 10

Tickets can be purchased by calling 416-489-6440 x 15 or by emailing cchen@childhoodcancer.ca

Recent research shows that one in four children who are diagnosed with cancer will die of the disease. With a mortality rate of close to 25%, Canada loses tens of thousands of years of potential life each year to childhood cancer. About 10,000 Canadian children are currently undergoing treatment for cancer and 1,500 new cases are diagnosed annually. The Key to a 100% cure rate and improved treatments is research.
The Childhood Cancer Foundation Canada is a national, volunteer governed, charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families. They strive to meet their objectives by undertaking and supporting national initiatives which result in the increased survival and wellbeing of our children, and ultimately, a cure for all childhood cancers. For more information, please visit www.childhoodcancer.ca

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