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David Foster Foundation: Miracle Gala
October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Doors: 8:00PM, Show: 9:00PM
Hosted by mega-producer and 16-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster, the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.
Each year, Foster brings celebrity friends from around the world together for one unforgettable evening. This year’s annual gala is a standout, as it celebrates 30 years of raising funds to support the non-medical expenses of Canadian families with children undergoing life-saving organ transplants. As well as being an important fundraising event for the David Foster Foundation, the annual gala assists in building awareness of the need for increased organ donor registration across the country.
“The concert portion of our gala is going to be one of Vancouver’s biggest nights in music, as David Foster celebrates 30 years of helping Canadian families,” says Michael Ravenhill, CEO of the David Foster Foundation. “It will give Vancouverites a unique opportunity to watch world-class performers while supporting Canadian families from coast-to-coast for years to come.”
The 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala is presented by Parq Vancouver, the newest entertainment destination in the heart of downtown Vancouver. From its second-floor entrance at Gate G of BC Place, to its floor-to-ceiling windows and curated art collection, Parq Vancouver connects in every way to the dynamic culture and energy of the city. Marking an introduction to Western Canada and bridged by The Park and all of the resort’s amenities, Parq Vancouver features JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel.
The David Foster Foundation has assisted more than 1,000 Canadian families with children in need of major organ transplants and provided millions of dollars in direct family support. The average cost to support one family is $10,000 throughout their transplant journey. The closest pediatric centres for British Columbia transplant families are BC Children’s Hospital, Stollery Hospital (Edmonton), and SickKids (Toronto).
“For the past three decades, the David Foster Foundation has worked hard to raise the awareness of this cause and educate the public on the importance of becoming a registered organ donor,” says Ravenhill. “More than 90 per cent of Canadians support organ donor registration, but less than 25 per cent of us are registered, and when families face the most difficult moments in their lives – when their child is sick and in need of a transplant – our role is to come alongside the family and take away that financial burden so they can focus all their attention on the child and not have to worry about losing their house or wondering where they are going to get the money to pay their bills.”
30th Anniversary Gala Partners:
- Presenting Partner: Parq Vancouver
- In Partnership: TELUS, Aquilini Group, and WestJet
- Luxury Sponsor: Bedat & Co.
- Red Carpet Sponsors: Boston Pizza, S.G. Cunningham Limited, Bonnie & John Buhler
- Media Partners: Canada Wide Media Ltd., Global Television, PostMedia
- Invitations & Graphic Design: PALETTERA
For information on the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala, visit www.davidfostermiracleconcert.com.