Autism Gala – Under The Big Top @Liberty Grand
by Rose Khan
Event Date on Thurs Nov 21 2013
Thank you Paula Stamp for the invite to the Autism gala @ www.autismspeaks.ca
A very successful evening at The Liberty Grand benefiting Autism Speaks Canada with 525+ in attendance!!! They raised over $250,000.00 for ASC. This is a cause that’s especially dear to everyone as autism affects 1 in 88 children and that number is growing constantly. It was an honour to be apart of an event that is trying to help children and parents in the absence of a cure.
Under the Big Top for Autism http://autismgala.com/ was spectaclar . This night was the result of years of planning, inspired by Paula’s son CJ, who was diagnosed with autism in 2007. Paula Stamp used that theme, as the title suggests that re-created the charm of being a kid at the circus. There were fire jugglers, stilt walkers and acrobats. Comedian Mike Bullard was the master of ceremonies and as always no one was spared. Special guests included Roberto Alomar and Kelly Gruber who were happy to pose for photos with their many fans in the silent auction area. Singing sensation Christopher Dallo provided entertainment that blew the audience away! Our dinner was delicious and the open bar obviously led us to the dance floor at the end of the night.
Autism Speaks is a charity that is dedicated to autism science and advocacy, funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.