UPDATE: September 8, 2021

The Vita Children’s Foundation’s “A Night for Life” benefit gala is coming back!!

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

We hope that everyone had a wonderful summer and spent time relaxing and once again experiencing some “normal” activities as COVID-19 restrictions have started to ease.

As you know, earlier this year we were forced to postpone our “A Night for Life” benefit gala indefinitely due to ever-changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. However, given the recent easing of restrictions relating to large indoor gatherings, we are thrilled to announce that we have set a new date for our long-awaited event. The gala is now scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

All tickets for the original event will be honoured. If you are unable to attend the gala on the new date, please let us know by December 31, 2021 at the latest and we will provide you with either a refund or a tax receipt at your discretion. For inquiries, please email us at info@vitachildrensfoundation.ca.

Further details regarding the event will be announced in the coming months.

Thank you for your continued support!!

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COVID-19 UPDATE: January 4, 2021

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

Sadly and regrettably, the current COVID-19 situation has left us with no choice but to again postpone our benefit gala “A Night for Life”.

A new date will be set as soon as the restrictions relating to large indoor gatherings are lifted and the public health authority advises that it is safe to do so.

All tickets for the original event will continue to be honoured. However, while the event is not cancelled, 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, 2021. 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 tax receipt for your gift (the cost of the ticket minus the value of the “advantage to the donor” i.e. meal and other event-related expenses) will be issued only after the event has taken place.

We will continue to monitor the ever-evolving situation regarding COVID-19 very closely and will keep you posted as plans develop.

Thank you once again for your continued support and understanding.

Daniela De Santis and Sonia Sardelli
Gala Co-Chairs

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COVID-19 UPDATE: September 2, 2020

Dear Friends,

On March 12, 2020 we made the difficult decision to postpone our benefit gala “A Night for Life”, originally scheduled to take place on March 14, 2020, in the hopes that we would be able to reschedule for a later date in 2020. Unfortunately, given the fact that the government-imposed restriction allowing only up to 250 people to gather at an indoor event is still in place, we will be required to reschedule our event for next year. The gala will now take place on March 27, 2021 subject, of course, to the easing of the COVID-19 restriction to allow gatherings of more than 250 people.

All tickets for the original event will be honoured. If you are unable to attend the gala on the new date, please let us know by November 30, 2020 at the latest and we will provide either a refund or charitable tax receipt at your discretion. For inquiries, please email us at info@vitachildrensfoundation.ca.

Further details concerning the event will be announced in the coming months. We will continue to monitor the evolution of COVID-19 very closely as well as the guidelines issued by the Québec government and will adapt accordingly.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Daniela De Santis and Sonia Sardelli
Gala Co-Chairs

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COVID-19 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.

Stay well, and remember to wash your hands!!

With warmest best wishes,

Daniela De Santis and Sonia Sardelli (Gala Co-Chairs)

The Event

2020 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 Saturday, March 14, 2020, 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 March 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
President

Gala Committee


Photo | Brandon Bermudez


2020 Sponsors

2020 “A Night for Life” Gala

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

STARRING ROLE PLATINUM LEVEL

LEADING ROLE GOLD LEVEL



PRIMARY ROLE SILVER LEVEL

SUPPORTING ROLE BRONZE LEVEL

SPECIAL GUEST STAR CORPORATE TABLE SPONSORS

SECONDARY ROLE IN-KIND SPONSORS






CATERING & EXTRASEVENT EXPERIENCE SPONSORS

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
info@vitachildrensfoundation.ca
514.730.7155


Tables & Tickets

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!

OUR EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

For those of you who have reserved tickets, please make your payment before March 3, 2020 to secure your spot.

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

Charitable Business Number: 839742368 RR0001

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

  • 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

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Supporting A NIGHT FOR LIFE 2020

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For more information about The Vita Children’s Foundation or the 2020 Gala, please contact:

Daniela De Santis
President
info@vitachildrensfoundation.ca
514.730.7155