Butterflies & Fireflies Brunch - Celebrating Life Beyond Cancer

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Universal EventSpace, Studio 5

6250 Highway 7

Vaughan, ON L4H 4G3


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In support of Wellspring Cancer Support Network and the cancer community across the GTA, we invite you to join us for a fun afternoon of mixing & mingling, conversations & cocktails, and joy & laughter as we connect and celebrate the voices of people affected by cancer. Whatever type of cancer, whatever stage you are at (fighter and/or survivor) , whether you are family/friends/caregiver (co-survivors) of someone facing cancer, health professional or business/service supporting people with cancer, this event is a celebration of life and it was designed for YOU!

Cancer impacts all of us in some way because according to statistics released by The Canadian Cancer Society, "nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 4 will die from the disease." This illness not only takes a physical toll, but wreaks havoc on the mental, emotional, spiritual and financial state of individuals and families as well. Psychosocial support is crucial when dealing with a cancer diagnosis and people need to know that they are not alone as they proceed through this often-isolating experience.

It is a universally difficult struggle and we ask that you join us in our efforts to decrease some of the burdens of this diagnosis and lets work together to provide an opportunity for those in the oncology community to connect, gain emotional support from each other and uplift one another.

Also, we are proud to be spotlighting and raising funds for Wellspring Chinguacousy, a non-profit organization doing incredible work in the community for people affected by cancer. "Wellspring is a network of community-based support centres offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them. Wellspring programs are offered free of charge." ~ Wellspring. Learn more about Wellspring at: https://Wellspring.ca


Meet Natalie Wilson, creator of High Heal Diaries. Mother of three, wife, business woman, and a three time breast cancer survivor. Natalie has had an extensive and ever changing career as Interior Decorator/Home Stager (winning a Best Home Stager award in 2012), Makeup Artist (winning team of the Year for Dior Cosmetics in 2009), Licensed Paralegal, Model, Certified Coach Practitioner under the Certified Coaches Federation, and author to many news articles and stories.

While all of Natalie's job titles were absolutely fulfilling, something seemed to still be missing. After her breast cancer returned twice in 2016, she realized that her pain and struggle must not have been in vain. Natalie instinctively knew she must be a voice for women fighting this horrible disease, as well as those dealing with other emotional struggles and on a journey through the stages of emotional healing. She has created High Heal Diaries as a forum to support women on their journey. Natalie now does motivational speaking for small or large events, personal coaching, event hosting, online video talk shows, blogs, and more.

EMCEE: Elizabeth Correia

Meet Elizabeth Correia, founder of The D.e.v.a In You Group, a self-development and leadership company for women and youth, a motivational speaker, Transformational Life Coach and Founder of Toronto Street Projects. Elizabeth lives her life with purpose. As an entrepreneur, she has built a partnership with The Toronto District School Board, Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board and many community organizations as a speaker and workshop facilitator. Her determination to live allowed her to cope with a stolen childhood and overcome a recent emergency brain tumor-surgery.

Elizabeth brings her audience a unique perspective on issues many of them face each day. She inspires individuals to live each day re-creating who they were born to be, therefore, enhancing their quality of living and becoming leaders of their own future.


11:30 - Doors open - Preview of Silent Auction Items

12:00 - Arrival, Cocktail Reception, Connecting

12:30 - Welcome

12:45 - Lunch

1:15pm - Guest Speaker and Q&A - Wellspring Chinguacousy Representative

1:45 pm - Keynote Speaker and Q&A - Natalie Wilson - "My Journey To Acceptance"

2:30 pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A - "Living Beyond Cancer"

3:15 pm - Prizes, Giveaways, Silent Auction

3: 30 pm - Closing Remarks

3:45 pm - Connecting


* Get inspirational messages and stories of hope from our keynote speaker and other guests.

* Hear a variety of perspectives on living beyond cancer during an engaging panel discussion.

* Receive support, encouragement and inspiration from the personal stories of other survivors ("Butterflies" & "Fireflies") who's lives have been changed by cancer, and can impart wisdom gleaned from having gone through this difficult illness.

* Opportunity to gather in a non-medical atmosphere, set aside the worries (at least for 3 hours) following a cancer diagnosis, focus on SELF and enjoy a moment of glee surrounded by others in similar situations.

* Enjoy sumptuous hors d'eouvres , Alcoholic & non- alcoholic cocktails and the 5 star experience of Universal-by PeterandPauls.com.

* Participate in a silent auction to help raise much needed funds for Wellspring.

* Entertainment

* And much more.


Who is invited to attend the event?

The event is open to Cancer survivors, family/ friends, health professionals, support groups, business/services supportings the cancer community etc.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking available at the venue.

Is there a Dress Code?

Fun & Fashionable attire

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions can be emailed to much2celebrate@outlook.com

What's the CANCELLATION/REFUND policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. The organizer reserves the right to cancel an event prior to the start date due to uncontrollable circumstances. If for any reason the event is cancelled only the cost of the brunch will be refunded.

Ticket holder acknowledges that the event, will be recorded/photographed by Organizers and recordings/images may be used for promotional, marketing or broadcast purposes and ticket holder waives all rights.

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