The 2015 Butterfly Ball Comox Valley raised $37

Butterfly Ball returns to Crown Isle

Presented by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island,

On Saturday, June 18 – just in time for Father’s Day – The Butterfly Ball will waltz into the Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay.

Presented by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, The Butterfly Ball is an enchanting evening of magic and entertainment for dads (and granddads) and school-age daughters.

Girls in gowns, dance lessons, and a decadent dessert buffet are a few of the delights that lay in store for attendees.

Tickets are still available.

Butterfly Ball Comox Valley has become a destination event with dads from Victoria to Port Hardy travelling to the Comox Valley to celebrate an evening with the important girl in their world.

Tickets are $170 per dad and $95 per daughter, and partial charitable tax receipts will be issued.

While the fun of the ball lies in getting dressed up and spending an unforgettable night together, the importance of the evening — to raise funds to help local kids with health challenges and disabilities — is always top of mind.

Since 2009, the Butterfly Ball has raised more than $300,000 to support Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

Kids across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands benefit from foundation programs and services, but two programs in particular play a special role in the lives of children and families in central and northern Island: Jeneece Place and Bear Essentials.

“Last year, of the 230 families who stayed with us at Jeneece Place, 66 were from Campbell River and the Comox Valley,” explained Christina Peacock, Jeneece Place house manager. “Since opening, Jeneece Place has supported more than 1,000 families whose children need medical attention in Victoria. Sometimes families plan their visit for a scheduled appointment, but often they arrive with nothing, having been whisked away by helicopter from up-island to hospital here. Families arrive at our door exhausted, stressed and often very afraid.

“We are able to provide a welcoming, safe, and comforting home to support them during what is often the most trying time in their lives.”

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island also supports families who have expenses related to their children’s health needs or disability. The Bear Essentials program covers travel expenses, medical equipment, or other specialized supports up to $1,000 for a child with special needs.

To purchase tickets for the Butterfly Ball in the Comox Valley visit bit.ly/1oDy9Ge, or contact Anita at (250) 702-6131 or anita.brassard@viha.ca

 

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