Starlight Children’s Foundation Tea & Tiaras + Sparkles Bear
Tea & Tiaras – Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada will be hosting the first Montreal edition of Tea & Tiaras on Sunday, Oct. 21st at the Château-Vaudreuil. This elegant afternoon ladies tea will help raise awareness and funds in support of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada in Montreal. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues are all invited to join this sparkling party which will feature gourmet delights, fine teas, cocktails, a fashion show and more. Tickets are $75 per person – or $600 for groups of 8 guests – and all proceeds go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. “All in all, it’s a delightful event that will satisfy your sweet tooth and love for fashion while contributing to a good cause,” says Leila Asselman.
For decades Starlight Foundation has been helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education, and family activities. Since its inception in 1989 Starlight’s flagship program Starlight Wishes has granted over 2000 wishes to children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Starlight Fun Centres provide mobile entertainment units to hospitals for bedridden children and kids undergoing in-hospital treatments. Each entertainment unit features a Sharp AQUOS flat-screen television, a DVD player, a Nintendo Wii™ gaming system and a wide variety of Wii games, an often welcome distraction from boredom and loneliness. The Starlight Great Escapes Program was created to provide families with a chance to get away from it all and spend recreational time together. Great Escapes gives a family time to relax outside of a clinical setting, regroup, and return home with a renewed sense of strength and hope. For some families, this excursion is the last fun outing they will ever have with their loved one.
In collaboration with Toys”R”Us, this fall Starlight Foundation will also be launching its 10th limited edition collectible bear, Sparkles. Designed each year by a Starlight child, the bear is not only a a great and affordable gift idea ($19.99) for young children, but also helps raise their awareness in a light and caring way. “This year we celebrate 5-year old Ella (see photo) who suffers from pulmonary hypertension and has undergone no less than 9 operations,” Asselman says. “Who would have thought, with that big a smile?” 🙂
For Starlight Foundation it’s all about lighting up a child’s face and making the whole family smile. There is sure to be a smile on every face at Tea & Tiaras, joy in giving back, and fun celebrating food and fashion!
Tea & Tiaras + Sparkles Bear
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