On Saturday May 9th, Trisura attended the 21st Annual Starlight Insurance Gala. The event brings the insurance community together in order to raise money for Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, a charity which supports children diagnosed with a serious illness or life-altering injury. The theme this year was “Black & White”- a classy take that would capture the elegance of the cause, the venue (the Carlu in Toronto), and the evening itself.
Since it began in 1994, the Starlight Insurance Gala has raised over $3 million for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, bringing vital support to critically ill children and their families in the hours of greatest need. Thanks to the tireless dedication of volunteers and continued generosity of donating parties, Starlight is able to offer important initiatives that ease the stress and boredom of hospitalization, from the time a child is hospitalized to when they recover or cope with their illness after returning home. “Wishes”, “Fun Centres”, “Day Brighteners”, and “Escapes” are but a few programs that give children an opportunity to create memories while leaving the ‘sick’ behind.
Trisura is proud to be an annual sponsor, once again providing the plush mascots for the event’s red carpet raffle. This year, 250 Zebras were handed out, appropriate for the overall Black & White theme. Altogether, the night was a great success, raising over $220,000 from donations to help the continued efforts of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. To find out more about this event, and the Starlight organization’s over-arching goals, visit their website here.