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First-Ever Starlight Virtual Insurance Gala
June 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
A message from the Starlight Insurance Gala Committee:
COVID-19 has descended on our mighty Metropolis and has wreaked havoc on the “normal” we all once knew. This outlaw has done its best to sideline our efforts to raise money for Starlight in a traditional way… with our in-person Gala. So naturally, we REIMAGINED our event and we’ve decided to fight this latest nemesis with perseverance and creativity. All is not lost! Starlight and their families need us, the superheroes of our insurance community, to forge together and to overcome! We invite you to participate in the first-ever VIRTUAL Starlight Insurance Gala.
WHEN? Thursday, June 25 | 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE? In the comfort of your own home
WHAT? Join our host, Canadian television personality, Anwar Knight, for a virtual reception where you can chat with your table guests and enjoy a presentation of heartwarming guest appearances from Starlight families, messages of hope from our sponsors and partners, our traditional Wish Auction, and an online silent auction.
HOW? Details and link will be provided closer to the event (tech requirements are similar to zoom conferencing)
Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada has been transforming the lives of Canadian children impacted by serious illness or life-altering injuries. They offer in-hospital and out-of-hospital programs that assist the child and their families with each step of the journey. From Fun Centers to hospital parties to day brighteners to escapes. Collectively, Starlight’s programs benefit more than 200,000 Canadian children each year. And during COVID – when the pandemic is more critical to thousands of immunocompromised children – what does Starlight do? They rise up, take EXTRAORDINARY measures, and create an emergency program to meet the needs of Starlight families: creating and delivering thousands of Play from Home packs and hosting national group activities with Captain Starlight on Facebook Live.
The Starlight Insurance Gala has, for the past 25 years, been a key contributor to Starlight. None of this could have been possible without our HEROIC key sponsors, auction donors, wish donors, table and tickets purchasers and the generosity of individual attendees. But this year we face a challenge that’s unprecedented… an invisible VILLAIN we’ve never encountered before. We need YOUR help to keep the smiles coming. To keep the magic going. To ensure that there is no wish left unfulfilled. This is your BAT PHONE calling… will you help us?
• Invite your table guests to attend just as you would if it were our traditional live gala
• If you had intentions to pledge a Wish at the live gala, we hope we can continue to count on your sponsorship: In the virtual gala, you will have the opportunity to pledge a Wish by typing into a chat box for Anwar to announce. It is also possible to play a pre-recorded message of you pledging a Wish, if you would like to announce your sponsorship yourself. Or you can register your Wish at the Starlight Insurance Gala website.
• If you would like to express your support for Starlight, you could be one of our special guests or we could play a pre-recorded message. Please contact Trevor Dicaire at email@example.com.
Starlight Canada continues to stand by the children who need them most, now more than ever. We hope you, our industry, will stand tall alongside.
Your Starlight Insurance Gala Committee