The inaugural Butterfly Ball Comox Valley – a father and daughter gala presented by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island – raised $37,000 (net) in support of the foundation’s Jeneece Place, the home away from home for Island families who travel to Victoria for their child’s medical care.
The Butterfly Ball was held on June 20 at Crown Isle Resort in the Comox Valley and featured dinner, dancing, games, and a live and silent auction.
One highlight of the evening was a personal story shared by a father and daughter from Port Hardy; they spoke about how support from the foundation has made a difference to them.
Moved by the father/daughter guest speakers, attendees raised their auction bidding paddles and pledged an extra $2,625 to help families stay 105 nights at Jeneece Place.
“The Butterfly Ball is not only a magical evening but a very meaningful one,” said Linda Hughes, president and CEO of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. “The experience brings to life the power of philanthropy as well as celebrates the special relationship between fathers and daughters.”
“The ball is our first major event in the central Island, and we are thrilled with the overwhelming support of individuals and sponsors in the community. We can’t wait to hold the event again next year,” Hughes said.