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ENTERTAINMENT - What must-attend event are you checking out in Toronto?

Compiled by Lisa Day

Thursday, Feb. 28

Ten Million Beautiful Lives

Mark Feb. 28 on your calendar for an inspiring evening with M Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, CNN’S 2012 hero, author and founder of NYAKA Aids Orphan Project.

Beautiful World Canada Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that helps empower children to realize their greatness, creating a new generation of leaders in their communities and countries, presents the gala titled An Evening of Sharing Our Dreams for Ten Million Beautiful sponsored by TD Securities.

From his beginnings in Uganda, Kaguri has risen above challenges to complete his education, transform his own life and reach out to his communities to transform the lives of hundreds of children through primary and secondary education, medical care and psychosocial support.  Beautiful World Canada supports of Kaguri’s work.

The evening is the foundation’s inaugural event in support of their mission to help ten million passionate and dedicated students excel in their high school, university and college educations, enabling them to create a bright future for themselves, their communities and their countries.

You will be moved by the stories that celebrate the achievements and successes of the children currently enrolled in Beautiful World Canada Foundation programs. 

Special guest entertainer for the evening will be South African jazz singer, Lorraine Klassen.

The event takes place at the Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd. at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and $615 p.m. for dinner. The attire is business dress and tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 for a patrol table for 10.

To purchase tickets, contact Sara Dunkley, founder and chair, at 647-799-2090 or sdunkley@beautifulworldcanada.org

For details, visit http://beautifulworldcanada.org, follow at www.facebook.com/BeautifulWorldCanada or twitter.com/bwcorg

Friday, March 1

Polar Bear Lunch

Enjoy lunch outside for Imagine a Cure for Leukemia.

Created by Daniel Glazerman, vice president Evans Investment Counsel, is a longtime support of the charity.

On Friday, March 1 at noon, Imagine A Cure for Leukemia is teaming up with Earls Kitchen + Bar, 150 King St. W., to host a Polar Bear Lunch. That means participants will be sitting out on the restaurant’s King Street patio wearing coats, hats, scarves and whatever else keeps them warm and having a noontime meal.

The mandate of the event is not only to raise money for leukemia research, but also to raise awareness of the illness.

Tickets are $100 per person. Register at www.imagineacureforleukemia.com

Saturday, March 2

Aaron’s Apple’s “Caring to the Core” Gala to benefit Sick Children

It started off as a story of a seven-year-old boy, not only battling his own chronic illness, but helping other children to do the same. Aaron was in pain, he was scared and he was depending on more than $40,000 worth of medicine annually to help him pull through.

Aaron was fortunate his family had insurance, so his costly treatments and medication were covered. However, Aaron recognized not everyone was as fortunate.

Every time Aaron trekked to the hospital for a treatment, he would give a donation in hopes of helping another child feel better. From there a charity called ‘Aaron’s Apple.’ was created to help families pay for their chronically ill children’s medical bills.

To help more families, on Saturday, March 2, people are invited to the second annual “Caring to the Core” Gala featuring New York-inspired cuisine and decor, entertainment and a silent auction. Keynote speakers include Aaron, his mother and a prominent physician from SickKids. Tickets are $118 per person.

The event starts at 8:15 p.m. at The Warehouse Event Venue at Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd.

Visit www.aaronsapple.com

Thursday, March 7

Dancing with Our Stars

Four Toronto philanthropists and their professional dance partners are hard at work rehearsing their best moves for the fourth annual Baycrest Dancing with our Stars taking place Thursday, March 7 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, 105 Princes Blvd.

Hosted by Canadian television personalities Dina Pugliese and Kevin Frankish with special guest judges Jordan Clark, Tracy Moore and Jake Gold, this year’s gala event will feature one-of-a-kind live performances to raise awareness and funds for Baycrest, a global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging brain health.

Visit www.baycrest.org/dancingwithourstars

Saturday, March 23

Snowball 2013

Casey House invites you to Snowball 2013: Chroma set for Saturday, March 23 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, 50 Carlton St.

The gala evening marks 25 years of care at Casey House.

Guests can join celebrity co-chairs Tommy Smythe, Arren Williams and Raymond Girard and an influential guest list as they raise their glasses to toast 25 years of compassionate care at Casey House.

The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. for dinner with a lounge party at 10 p.m. Tickets are $750 for the dinner and party. Visit http://caseyhouse.akaraisin.com/SnowBall2013 as tickets are 50 per cent sold out.

Saturday, April 6

Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada gala

Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada gala takes place April 6 at The Fairmont Royal York.

Metroland Media, the publisher of this website, is a media sponsor.

The event includes cocktails and dinner with the dress being elegant attire. Tickets cost $500 or $4,500 per table of 10.

Visit www.starlightmatters.com/gala for tickets.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is a charitable organization that brings smiles, laughter and joy back into the lives of children with serious illness or life-altering injury through in-hospital distractive entertainment and out-of-hospital fun family events.

Saturday, June 15

Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is gearing up for its second annual event, which will be an explosive evening of celebration and entertainment at the Old Mill Saturday, June 15.

The centerpiece of the evening’s full slate of activities, climaxes in a series of boxing matchups featuring participants drawn from the local community and sponsored by Kingsway Boxing Club.

FTEC’s high profile Main Event features John Morrisson, general manager of Xerox Canada versus Matt Hehn, marketing director of Charton Hobbs. Among those getting “ready to rumble” when the bell goes is the event’s first female corporate fighter, Shireen Fabing, marketing manager with Rogers Communications. Fabing has dedicated her bout to support of cancer survivors.

Visit www.fighttoendcancer.com for details.

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