Last Thursday we attended GAMBADO, a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Granville Island Hotel sponsored by the Shooting Stars Foundation.
The angels behind the Shooting Stars produce a series of special events every year to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS. Last year they awarded more than $100,000 in grants – the most money in the history of the Foundation!
Last year’s eleven deserving direct service HIV/AIDS organization recipients were BC Persons with AIDS Society, Western Canadian Pediatric AIDS Society, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, A Loving Spoonful, McLaren Housing Society, Positive Women’s Network,
Asian Society for the Intervention of ASIA – AIDS, DTES HIV/IDU Consumers’ Board, DTES Women’s Centre, Wings Housing Society, Heart of Richmond AIDS Society.
Tom and I had a great time, although we were unsuccessful in our bid for “Sadie Marmalade” by Will Rafuse.
Maybe next year … 🙂