Inaugural Rare Finds YEG (Edmonton) an incredible success!
Congratulations to Stephanie Patel and her amazing team for delivering an incredible inaugural Rare Finds gala, A Feast for the Senses, in Edmonton last Saturday night! It was a night of glitz and gourmet with touching stories from ultramarathoner Dave Proctor and mom of a superhero, Cristina Fehr. Tyler Dianocky did an amazing live painting during the event and the silent auction was abuzz the whole night. Key volunteers Louise and Paul Berezowsky and Jane Shenkarek did a superb job with sponsorships and helped sell out the event 3 weeks before! So many people were touched and learned a lot more about our vibrant rare disease community. From all of us, a huge thank you to all the guests and sponsors, and especially to our fantastic co-chairs, Stephanie and Aaron Patel (top picture)! Over $60k was raised and much of it will be distributed within 8 weeks for our next Microgrant competition so the event will have immediate impact for our community. Thank you Edmonton!