I am writing to share with you a beautiful message from the winners of our Adele Raffle – or rather, from Barbara McCuaig and Joanna Rainbow, to whom our raffle winner (James MacLean) gave the tickets. Reading their words and looking at their pictures, it is clear to see how much the experience meant to them. Later, I was touched again when I realized they had made a sizeable donation to Mélanie’s Way.
Thank you, Barbara, Joanna, and James for sharing your generosity and spirit!
Thank you, to everyone who bought raffle tickets, and to Luigi (who donated the Adele tickets in the first place). Through your enthusiasm, we raised almost $3,000 – which will help to provide a similarly memorable experience to a young woman with metastatic cancer.
For those for whom the Adele raffle wasn’t the right fit, I am pleased to invite you to the next Mélanie’s Way fundraiser – a benefit concert and party on Saturday, Nov 19. There’s no admission (Luigi’s band is playing for free, and the venue is not charging an entrance fee), but there will be opportunity for you to support our efforts to create unique, personalized experiences for young women with metastatic or relapsed cancer to share with their loved ones.
Date/Time: Saturday, Nov 19, from 7pm-midnight
Location: Drake & Firkin – 6982 Financial Drive, Mississauga, ON
Rob (on behalf of Mélanie’s Way)
From Barbara McCuaig:
Words cannot describe the absolute privilege bestowed upon us last night in Toronto.
Through your generosity and that of Melanie's Way, we had a once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. We proudly wore our buttons and took the opportunity to share about Melanie's Way with some of those around us.
There was laughter and there were tears. We rose to our feet and sang along with Adele to a sold out crowd at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.