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Kids for Kids Gala: Friday, Nov. 26th

Posted by Amie / November 25, 2010

Kids for Kids GalaThis Friday night the Montreal organization 'Kids For Kids' is turning Outremont's Espace Reunion into a dress-to-impress kind of club this Friday night to raise money for the Cedars Cancer Institute's Sarah Cook Fund. So skip St-Laurent and Crescent, and put your gorgeous, booty-shaking selves on the dance floor for the 17th annual edition of the Kids For Kids Fundraising Gala.

Think about all the money you've spent on cover and drinks on a Friday night...You probably want to stop thinking about it now...

Now think how great it would be if you could have as good a time doing the exact same thing but have the money go towards a pediatric head ring for kids undergoing radiation therapy at the Montreal Children's Hospital. That's what the Kids for Kids Gala put the $60,000 toward that it raised last year. The Sarah Cook fund was started by a little girl with cancer who wanted to make the other children in her ward a little more comfortable. Since 2001 the fund has raised over $4.5 million.

The Gala is not your average black-tie affair. First of all it's aimed at 20-40 year olds, and instead of $200 a ticket, it costs $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Sure, you can go all bomber and pay for the $150 pre-party cocktail with open bar and a meal of all local food, but after 9pm Espace Réunion will turn into a swanky club where you can opt for bottle service or just keep your suited self dancing to the old-school funk, soul and house of DJ Jojo Flores. There will also some secret entertainment, though organizer Colleen Gainey did let slip that burlesque would be involved.

DJ Jojo Flores at a charity benefit in Toronto. Heart of gold, he has.

The Gala is being sponsored by Michael Kors, so expect some fancy decorating, some local celebrities, big names, and general pretty people without the pretension of an industry event. If the whole charity aspect doesn't sell you on the event, then the opportunity to mingle and meet with Monreal's up-and-coming, or already successful young people. Shmooze away.

Kids For Kids Gala
When: Friday, Nov. 26th
Where: Espace Réunion, 6600 rue Hutchison, Outremont
When: 7pm - VIP cocktail, 9pm - dance party
How Much: $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $150 for the VIP cocktail
Why: Fundraiser for the Sarah Cook fund at the Cedars Cancer Institute
Get tickets in advance: 514-843-1606 (ask for Nancy)

Photo from Kids for Kids Facebook page. If you made it out to the late-night venue of POP Montreal (aka the Little Burgundy POP Loft in Outremont) you know what an even better venue it is for a dance party than last year's venue in the photo above.

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