OTMH Candlelight Ball Raises $850,000

Posted: November 6, 2013
OAKVILLE, November 6, 2013 – Generosity was overflowing at this year’s annual OTMH Candlelight Ball, presented by Barrington’s and Murron’s Cabinetree, The event raised $850,000 net to help fund essential equipment for Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
 
More than $330,000 was raised during Cause-within-a-Cause, a fast-paced fundraising activity that this year was funding an echocardiography machine, one of six machines that need to be purchased before the new Oakville Hospital opens in December 2015.. Gala patrons quickly reached that goal, and in fact exceeded it, raising the necessary funds to purchase that piece of equipment and more. Additional funds were raised throughout the evening through a live and silent auction and several contests.
 
Adding to the excitement of the evening was of the Oliver & Bonacini team of chefs who created a gourmet menu for the gala patrons.  Oliver & Bonacini has been the proud culinary provider of the OTMH Candlelight Ball since 2009.  
 
“With an event of this magnitude there are so many people to thank – our sponsors, our gala committee, the hundreds of businesses that donated auction items, and the more than 650 gala patrons in attendance,” said Tina Triano, CEO of the Oakville Hospital Foundation. “It was a spectacular evening that demonstrates our community’s dedication in giving back to their hospital.”
 
For more information, please contact
 
Suzanne Hallsworth
Community Giving Director                                          
Oakville Hospital Foundation                            
shallsworth@haltonhealthcare.on.ca
905.845.2571, ext 6250