This year’s All-Star Gala in Support of SickKids and Montreal Children’s Hospital was hosted by TSN’s Cabral “Cabbie” Richards and featured performances by Aion Clarke. This second annual event was attended by 1,200 young professionals, pro athletes and celebrities unite to raise $150,000 for the two hospitals in one night. Toronto Maple Leafs centreman Peter Holland and Montreal Canadiens defencemen PK Subban were athlete ambassadors of this year’s All-Star Gala to help raise funds for the two hospitals’ highest priority needs.
“I’m honoured to be able to get behind a cause that’s so close to my heart in this celebratory way. It’s the event of the season for young professionals to come together and have an amazing night for an important cause” said Peter Holland
Last year’s All-Star Gala in support of SickKids raised $75,000, and was attended by notable guests including Toronto Maple Leafs defencemen Morgan Rielly, Toronto FC defender
Clement Simonin and Calgary Flames centre-forward Sean Monahan.
The SickKids Foundation was established in 1972 and raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions.
As a national charity, SickKids Foundation not only invests in the important work taking place at SickKids, it also invests in national and international initiatives to benefit children in Canada and around the world.
The Montreal Children’s Hospital provides the highest quality healthcare to infants, children and teenagers. With tens of thousands of children and families from across Quebec and beyond seeking care each year, Montreal Children’s Hospital ensures that Quebec children have timely access to treatment in a caring environment. The goal of Montreal Children’s Hospital is not only to provide groundbreaking care but also to develop and recommend measures that will help prevent illness and injury before they happen.
This year’s event was produced by West of Contra, a Toronto-based event marketing and production company dedicated to providing attendees with superior experiences and passionate about helping their charitable partners reach their fundraising goals