UPDATE: January 28, 2022

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

We were hoping to announce that we would be able to host our postponed event “A Night for Life” in March 2022 but Omicron had other plans for us. As always with this pandemic, nothing is certain and circumstances continue to change.

The good news is that we have decided to reschedule our long-awaited event one last time. The gala is now set for Friday, June 17, 2022.

Tickets for the original event will continue to be honoured. If you are unable to attend, you can choose to request a full refund or donate either a portion or the total cost of your ticket in support of children and adolescents with cancer. Please email us your preference at info@vitachildrensfoundation.ca no later than February 28, 2022. A tax receipt will be issued for the 2020 taxation year. For those of you who wish to continue holding on to your tickets, an official receipt will be issued only after the event has taken place.

Further details will be announced in the coming months. 

Thank you!


UPDATE: March 12, 2020

Dear Donors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Friends,

As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and advisories against large social gatherings we were obliged to postpone our benefit gala “A Night for Life”, which was originally planned for March 14, 2020.

We truly regret any inconvenience this may have caused. The health and well-being of our guests and volunteers were our most important consideration as we made this unavoidable and responsible decision.

We want to assure you that we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and, following guidance from public health officials and government agencies, we will continue to evaluate the status of our event.

Your ticket and table reservations will remain in place for the rescheduled date.

Thank you for your understanding.


2022 La Dolce Vita-Inspired Gala

We are thrilled to announce that after a long hiatus The Vita Children’s Foundation is returning with its signature benefit gala event “A Night for Life” to be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Plaza Antique in Montréal.

This year’s gala will be held under the theme La Dolce Vita, not only as a tribute to Federico Fellini’s iconic film, but also as an ode to the “sweetness of life”. And so, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to play an important role in our fight against childhood cancer and to participate in this unique event celebrating one of the great masterpieces of Italian cinema.

All proceeds from the event and financial commitments to our Foundation will directly support the Québec Leukemia Cell Bank as well as the innovative and cutting-edge research that is currently being conducted at the Centre of Excellence for Cellular Therapy of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Research Centre in the fields of cellular therapy and regenerative medicine to cure diseases such as recurrent and refractory childhood leukemia.

You will find in the section “Sponsor the Gala” this year’s sponsorship opportunities and, needless to say, we would be pleased to answer any questions on how past sponsorships have directly contributed to better care for our children.

We sincerely hope to see you in June for this special event — any part you could play would be tremendously appreciated — and we thank you in advance for your support.

Daniela De Santis
Founder and President

Gala Organizing Committee

Photo | Brandon Bermudez

From left to right:
Mirella Varone, Sonia Sardelli, Maria Pergantis, Pina De Santis, Daniela De Santis, Danny Adornato, Angela De Ciccio, Lorena Marzitelli, Gina Pesce and Lina Bertone

2022 Sponsors

The Vita Children’s Foundation would like to thank all its generous supporters for helping to make this unique event possible.








Sponsor the Gala

Play a major role in our upcoming La Dolce Vita inspired benefit gala “A Night for Life” and align your business with a truly unique event. Benefits include distinctive opportunities for brand recognition and visibility both at the event and on social media.

Linking your business to a worthy cause such as the fight against childhood cancer will strengthen your company’s image and grow its reputation as an organization that cares about spreading positive messages and helping the community.

Invest in innovative and cutting-edge research by supporting our quest to hopefully one day find a cure for childhood cancer.

For more information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Daniela De Santis

How to Donate

Reserve a Table or Ticket

The response to our “A Night for Life” event from business leaders and the community at large has been tremendous thus far, so please make your commitment now as you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of this unique event!

TABLE PRICE (Sponsors): ranges from $2,000 for a table of 8 to $5,000 for a table of 10

TICKET PRICE (Individuals): $180.00 per person and includes open bar, full-course dinner, late night stations, complimentary valet service and much, much more! An official tax receipt for a portion of the ticket value will be issued.

Attire: Glam It Up!

Come support The Vita Children’s Foundation and immerse yourself in glamour of 1960s Rome at our La Dolce Vita-themed benefit gala.

Join in the spirit of the occasion and glam it up with a hint of 60s chic for a night where the cocktails will be flowing, the food will abound and the greatest Italian music hits of the era will be filling the grand interior of The Venus!


For those of you who have reserved tickets, please make your payment before March 31, 2022 to secure your spot.

Advance payment is required. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Charitable Business Number: 839742368 RR0001


  • Platinum Table (10 guests): $5,000
  • Gold Table (10 guests): $3,000
  • Corporate Table (8 guests): $2,000
  • Individual Ticket: $180.00

Payment Method: By cheque, e-Transfer or PayPal



Supporting A NIGHT FOR LIFE 2022

Payment Method: By cheque, e-Transfer or PayPal

For more information about The Vita Children’s Foundation or the 2022 Gala, please contact:

Daniela De Santis