SickKids Fired-Up Gala

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SickKids Fired-Up Gala

The SickKids Fired-Up Gala is a Black-Tie Event taking place on Friday February 24th 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto

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The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto 181 Wellington Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Event Description

Join us for an evening of luxury and celebration for SickKids Foundation and the Burn & Plastics Unit

On Friday February 24th 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto

Dress code: Black Tie & Evening Gown

Doors open at 6:00PM

Dinner at 8:00PM

Live Auction at 8:30PM

Late-Night Afterparty at 10PM

All proceeds from this event will go to the SickKids Foundation, specifically 50% towards the Burn & Plastics Unit and the other 50% will be dedicated to the highest priority needs (unrestricted) at the hospital.

Evening Includes

Cocktail Hour with Red Carpet Photo entrance, champagne toast, oyster bar and top shelf open bar.

Special entertainment includes; live magic by Durgy Spade, Type Writer Poems from EverydayPeople, Caricatures by Pat the Caricature Guy and much much more!

Live Entertainment from Bongo & B and Cirque Revolution

Special Guest Speeches from SickKids Foundation, Martine Loyd

and SickKids Hospital Burn & Plastics Unit, Charis Kelly & Dr Joel Fish

2 live auctions and silent auction presented by 416 Auctions

Bid on items like; South African Luxury Resort and Safari Trip thanks to Ezulwini Lodges. Custom tailored suit by Davignon, Custom painting by Anthony Ricciardi

DJ and dance afterparty including late night entertainment and bites thanks to CHARCUTABLE & Patricia’s Cake Creations.

See Ticket Details for Sponsor Table Packages..

Can’t attend but want to support the cause? Purchase our $50 Donation Ticket and get access to our Online Silent Auction. Your ticket purchase goes directly to supporting the Gala & SickKids Foundation.

Visit our event website for more details on our sponsors:

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From the Organizer..

My name is Roxy Zapala and I am the owner and creative director of Art of Celebrations Event Planning and Design Firm. Our firm has been passionately planning and producing social and corporate events for nearly two decades.

On Nov 26th 2018 a very unfortunate incident took place and changed my life forever; my then 21-month-old son, Levi was rushed to SickKids Hospital with third degree burns to his face, chest, and left arm caused by steaming water from a baby milk warmer.

Accidents such as these happen on the daily but no one ever thinks that such tragedy will strike their family... until it does.

We, here in Toronto, are so fortunate to have one of the best children’s hospitals in the world the SickKids Hospital.

Levi spent three weeks at SickKids following his accident, during which he underwent three skin grafting surgeries. During the first surgery his lung collapsed and he lost blood, needing an immediate blood transfusion and spending the next couple of days in ICU. These were some of the most horrifying days of my life. Thankfully SickKids took amazing care of our little guy and made us feel like we were family.

SickKids is truly an incredible facility! But our journey did not end when Levi came out of the hospital. He since underwent four laser surgeries and numerous other scar management procedures. Levi’s journey to recovery is nearly over and his hospital followups are now limited to once every other year and we could not be happier about that! Now that our nightmare is over and we can focus back on our daily lives, I have decided to give back to this amazing hospital and I have partnered up with the SickKids Foundation to organize a charity gala called the Fired-Up Gala. Half of the proceeds from the gala will be going to the burn unit at SickKids and the other half will be dedicated to the highest priority needs (unrestricted) at the hospital.

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From SickKids Foundation…

SickKids Foundation is extremely pleased to recommend to you an exciting opportunity to support The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) through the Fired-Up Gala in Support of SickKids.

Because of the support SickKids receives from this event and community initiatives like it, important advances have been made in child health research, new life-saving medical equipment has been purchased for our clinics and operating rooms, and our young patients continue to receive the best care that science, technology, and compassion have to offer – here in Toronto and around the world.

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