Guardian Angel Benefit for Women’s Cancer
Manitoba’s Largest Tea Party, with flavours from around the world
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Where: RBC Convention Centre, York Ballroom
Please join us…
as we celebrate strong, incredible women whose presence brings a light and love to our lives. CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is excited to be hosting the Guardian Angel Benefit – in person.
This year, guests are invited to share a cup of tea on Sunday afternoon with our sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends. In continuing with tradition, the afternoon will feature entertainment and a fashion show with cancer survivors modeling the latest clothing and accessories.
For three decades, thousands of Guardian Angels and supporters have gathered together to enrich the lives of Manitoba women affected by cancer and to allow for the best possible patient journey. The funds raised have supported research into women’s cancer, clinical trials ensuring tomorrow’s treatments today, and the best possible physical and emotional care. These funds have changed lives.
Join us as we sip decadent teas and celebrate the women we know and love who are facing, or have faced, a cancer diagnosis. With your gift, the lives of women you know will be made better, and longer.
A Pumpkin Promise began years ago; not as a named event, but as a simple Halloween idea to find the biggest pumpkins I could…something to laugh at and talk about with the neighbors until the next year’s ‘big’ find! As one of my favorite holidays, my mother also shared this same passion, if not on a larger scale! She loved Halloween and was just as excited to see what size pumpkins I could find the following year.
Over time, it became something I looked forward to each Halloween and grew to become an expected sight in my neighborhood. Local farmers would baby and grow Atlantic Giant seedlings into massive pumpkins and donate them with generous hearts; flat deck trucks, tractors, bobcats and hefty friends helped to load and unload; and finally, best friends forever, who I’m sure curse under their breath the week before Halloween when I call to ask for help with standing the beasts up and showcasing them at their finest…without this dream team, none of this would have been possible each and every year.
In 2009, the passion dimmed when my mother Marietta was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We loved, cared and supported her through her treatments and subsequent aftercare, until her passing in November 2010. Naturally, Halloween just simply did not carry the same cheer as it had in the past…yet I continued to do it with thoughts of my mom and her smile as she would see the size of these pumpkins upon arrival. A couple years ago, I made the decision to carry this on in memory of my mother and chose to fundraise for cancer. Hence, a Pumpkin Promise was born.