Submitted by Enliven Centre for Well-Being in Cancer
Enliven Centre for Well-Being in Cancer hosted its inaugural art gala on World Cancer Day, Feb. 4, 2020 at Canvas Brewing Co.
Approximately 100 guests attended and everyone was dressed for a fun night out. The evening entertainment featured an amazing performance by Christina Hutt. Her talent was apparent and her performance was beautiful. Tall Trees catered the event and provided a wonderful assortment of appetizers through the night. The room was decorated by the beautiful art which was graciously donated by 20 Muskoka artists including Mark Reeder, Helena Renwick, Catherine O’Mara, Sue Pritchard, Karen Gray, Miranda Britton, Catherine Luce, Karen Thorn, Dave Sandford, Kelly Holinshead, Paula Boon, Susan MacDonald, Ken Biggs, Diana Thoms, Heather Douglas, Andre Carriere, Keri-Lyn Freebird, Paul Fairhurst, Monique Charlton, Roberta Twaddle and The Huntsville Festival of the Arts. (See their works in the image at the end of this post.) The art was auctioned off through the evening in both silent and live auctions in support of Enliven.
“We were also very fortunate to have David McLean of Soapstones Natural Skincare present Enliven with a cheque for $7,500,” said Cat Brown of Enliven’s fundraising committee. “Soapstones has been a long-standing benefactor of Enliven, providing us with the proceeds from the sales of their aptly named ‘Enliven’ line of products. We are grateful to have such a supportive, philanthropic business in our community. Thank you, Soapstones, for the continuous and generous support.”
With the donation from Soapstones and community support, “we exceeded our expectations for our first annual World Cancer Day Gala and raised $14,556!” added Brown.
This event would not have happened without its sponsors, said Brown with thanks to Cayman Marshall International Realty, Portage Promotionals, Camp Tawingo, Huntsville Animal Hospital, East Side Mario’s Huntsville, and Bubbler Buddy.
“Thank you to our amazing community for supporting Enliven Centre for Well-Being in Cancer,” said Brown.
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