October 18, 2016 - 10:08 AM
Thursday, November 3rd, the Gaby Davis Foundation is hosting its first ever fundraiser in Kamloops.
The Gr8teful Plateful will be a fun night of fine dining in support of BC families affected by childhood cancer. Doors open 6pm at The Double Tree by Hilton and a buffet dinner will be served from 6.30pm. Tickets go on sale in September. Click here for more information.
The Gr8teful Plateful is the signature event of the Gaby Davis Foundation’s inaugural Gr8teful & Giving campaign; en- couraging people to reflect on Thanksgiving and act on their gratitude by donating to this Canadian charity which provides financial assistance to families with a child going through cancer. The Foundation is hoping to raise $8,000 from the event, which will feature a silent auction.
Local organizer Clare Adams became involved in the Foundation while living in Coquitlam where the Foundation is based, but having moved to Kamloops in 2014, she stepped away from her role on the Board only to find that 2 families who had been recipients of Foundation grants were neighbours in her new community of Westsyde. “Seeing the very real impact of childhood cancer on these families reminded me of how important the work of this charity is and I saw that my move to Kamloops didn’t mean I couldn’t be involved any more, instead it means that I have huge opportunity to increase the profile of this amazing charity to a whole new community” says Adams. “Most of our fundraising to date has been around the Lower Mainland, but we do provide grants to families across BC, so it is exciting to expand our fundraising base to reflect that” adds Tanya Davis, President of the Foundation and Gaby’s mom.
Presenting sponsor, The Double Tree by Hilton, is equally excited to be involved in putting on this event. Sales Manager, Tyson Andrykew, comments “We love working with grassroots charities where we can really make a difference and we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to help to raise the profile in Kamloops for this amazing volunteer-led organization which makes such a real impact on families going through such emotionally and financially difficult times”.
Adams is currently looking for volunteers and silent auction items to assist with the event as well as encouraging people to look at the opportunities to get involved with the Gr8teful & Giving campaign. Whether it’s asking friends and family to make an $8 donation if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year, doing a pot-luck lunch at work and asking colleagues to bid on their lunch or making the Gaby Davis Foundation your charity of choice for October or November, there are lots of ways to get involved.
The Gaby Davis Foundation was founded in 2007 after Gabrielle Davis lost her own battle with cancer at age 7yrs. Her brave fight against cancer and her thoughtfulness towards other children with cancer inspired us to help other families fighting this terrible beast. The Gaby Davis Foundation seeks to to improve a child’s quality of life during cancer treatment by providing financial aid and support to children with cancer and their families. We believe children with cancer will receive the most care when their parents can focus on them, rather than the additional burdens caused by a cancer diagnosis.
To date, with an all volunteer board, the Foundation has helped 88 families including 2 in Kamloops. 90 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the families.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016