May 16, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter
Canada’s insurance community raised $245,000 for Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada at the 18th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala held in Toronto on May 12.
Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight’s programs are designed to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone.
This year’s donation was the largest in the gala’s history and brings the total funds raised to date to more than $3 million.
“We are amazed and inspired by the insurance community’s generosity and commitment to Starlight over the past 18 years.” says Christopher Barry, president of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. “Starlight would like to sincerely thank all of the sponsors, committee members, and volunteers who made this incredible evening possible. We are very proud to be partnered with such a caring and dedicated industry.”
Aviva Canada, BFL CANADA, Centric Health, Discount Car and Truck Rental, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Intact Insurance each donated $10,000.