‘A Night to Dream’ Gala raises $440,000 in support of seriously ill children


Last Thursday, October 9th, Vancouverites gathered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in support of Ronald McDonald House B.C. The beautiful event was attended by nearly 500 guests and featured live and silent auctions that, in addition to ticket sales, helped raise much needed funds towards keeping B.C. families with seriously ill children together.

Thanks to the generous support of the gala guests, $440,000 was raised –the most in the gala’s six year history.

Ronald McDonald Gala NightThe Fairmont Pacific Rim ballroom set for guests to enjoy dinner.

The evening, hosted by Steve Darling and Kristi Gordon of Global News, honoured Gary Segal for his extensive philanthropic contributions to Ronald McDonald House B.C. VIPs and notable community figures also had the chance to listen to the inspiring story of a family who is currently staying at the new House while their three-year-old son receives treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.

Ronald McDonald Gala NightThe Desa family, who spoke at the about their need for Ronald McDonald House B.C.

Ronald McDonald Gala NightRichard Pass, CEO of Ronald McDonald House B.C. presenting gala honoree Gary Segal with gift.

About Ronald McDonald House® BC & Yukon

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon (RMH BC) is a home-away-from-home for children requiring medical treatment at BC Children’s Hospital and for their families. ‘The house that love built®’ creates a safe, secure environment where out-of-town families with seriously ill children can stay while their children receive medical treatment.

For more information on how to get involved with Ronald McDonald House B.C., please visit http://rmhbc.ca/.


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James Chung

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