July 1, 2011 by Canadian Underwriter
More wishes will come true this year thanks to the 17th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala, held in support of Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. Themed Nights in Marrakesh, the black tie event held at the Carlu in Toronto raised $175,000 on May 7. About 450 tables represented all segments of the industry. With his mother at his side, Tobin Haas addressed the audience, recounting his courageous fight against cancer. He talked about the discovery of his malignant brain tumor, the surgeries, treatments, recurrence and continued battle against the cancer. He also described how, in the midst of tiring treatments, his Starlight Wish was granted: He was able to attend the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.