POGO PJ Party @ Ricarda’s on Thu. Feb. 6, 2020

by A.J. Lam

The 3rd annual POGO Pajama Party in support of kid’s cancer care, led by group of party-goers in grandma outfits with candles, took place this year at the architecturally-awarded atrium of Ricarda’s in the Entertainment District of Toronto.

Those who attended were able to wear their coziest pajamas for the biggest PJ party in Toronto!  The silkiest satins, fuzziest flannels and comfiest onesies including the dinosaur onesies were down for a starry night of food, drinks, entertainment and so much more, all in support of POGO, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.

Who is this party for?
Anyone who wants to party in their PJs and raise money for POGO!   Gather your family, your best friends, or even your work colleagues to have a blast!  Who wouldn’t want an excuse to wear their PJs in public? And partying in your jammies will make you feel like a kid again, all in support of kid’s cancer care in Ontario. 

What should I wear?
Your favourite PJs, of course!  We don’t discriminate…polka dots, flannel, satins or onesie, wear whatever jammies you like best.  Not sure you want to go full-on pajamas?  Why not accessorize with a sleep mask or some slippers?!  You’ll be so comfy, it’ll feel like you’re having a night in!

What’s included with my ticket?
Your ticket includes a variety of delicious food, drinks from fully-stocked bars, electrifying entertainment, photobooth photo ops and other one-of-a-kind experiences such as a digital caricatures!  The only thing you’ll need to pull out your wallet for will be to bid on the amazing silent and live auction items or to buy promotional draw tickets, all for a great cause!

The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) ​champions childhood cancer and works hard to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families. When a child is battling cancer, POGO ensures that he/she has lifelong access to the best care for the best possible outcomes.  POGO provides his/her family with financial support to help ease the burden. POGO commits to ongoing care, knowing that childhood cancer survivors endure medical challenges into adulthood. POGO advances care for all children with cancer through its pioneering database and research. POGO leads a unique and impactful pediatric cancer network that is a model for Canada, and worldwide.

To date, the POGO PJ Party has raised over $530,000!  Be a part of this unique celebration.  With your support, POGO will be able to continue its important work that it has done for over three decades.