ETALK anchor Ben Mulroney will host the 17th annual Starlight Children’s Foundation Gala on Sat., March 3, 2012 at the Allstream Centre at the Exhibition Place. The opera-themed gala will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., followed by raffles, live and silent auctions and live entertainment including performances by opera singers Leslie Ann Bradley, Edgar Ernesto Ramirez and the Toronto Children’s Chorus. Tickets are $400 and can be purchased online or by calling Nancy Ford at 905-752-7827 x236.
Auction items include a sleepover for 10 children at a Toys “R” Us store. In addition, Andy The Bear, a stuffed teddy bear who befriended a brave girl fighting leukemia, will be on sale for $20 at the gala.
The Starlight Children’s Foundation has been raising funds for almost 30 years for children around the world with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries by providing opportunities for entertainment and events including fun centers (DVDs, TVs and Nintendo Wii™ games) in hospitals, fulfillment of once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously-ill children and events for child and her family.