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Purple Gala - Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer

Encore in West Edmonton Mall 8882 170 Street Northwest #2687 Edmonton, AB Sunday, November 24, 8pm – Monday, November 25, 2013, 2am City / Town : Edmonton Event Venue : West Edmonton Mall Neighbourhood : Summerlea, Terra Losa Short Description : This is a formal event to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and raise money to help find a cure. Partnership is with Pancreatic Cancer Canada. Event Category : Charity / Non-Profit Cost : $50.00 Where to purchase tickets :, under events: The Purple Gala Contact Name : Essence Martinelli Contact Email : Additional Information : A message from the host:, Hello everyone! I just wanted to tell you a bit about this wonderful event I am hosting! My mother, Eileen Katherina Martinelli, passed away this May, from Pancreatic Cancer. I am hosting this event in her honor with the goals of raising awareness about this terrible disease and to raise money to aid finding a cure to prevent pancreatic cancer from taking the ones we love away from us. I would love for you, your friends and your family to please join me for this cause that is so dear to my heart, as well as the hearts of so many others., "The Purple Gala" will be a FORMAL event hosted at Encore in West Edmonton Mall. The owners have been so very gracious in donating the venue to us for the evening. They have also been so wonderful in allowing all proceeds raised from ticket sales to go to Pancreatic Cancer Canada with whom I partnered with for this fundraiser. I can't express how grateful I am to them for this. "The Purple Gala" will be purple themed to match the color of the Pancreatic Cancer ribbon. So feel free to incorporate the colour any way you can! November is also Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Oddly enough, my mother was diagnosed in November and her birthday was November 29th. Please feel free to use this fundraiser as an excuse to get all dolled up in your fanciest attire. There will be professional photographers there as well snapping beautiful photos :), The venue is donated to us for the entire evening and I plan to take full advantage! Doors will open at 8:00pm. From 9:00pm to 12:00am, there will be entertainment and performances as well as appetizers served. Upon arrival, there will be a raffle going on until midnight, We have numerous wonderful prizes that we will be drawing names for shortly after 12:00am. Tickets will be 5 for $20 or $5 each. All of these proceeds will also go to Pancreatic Cancer Canada. From 12:00am to 2:00am the dance floor will be open, ft Stephan Zaiffdeen Salvador Garcia and Kofi Amoah. The event will be hosted by Jay Rob., Donations towards finding a cure can also be made at,… , All support is greatly appreciated., Please invite all of your friends. The more awareness we create the greater the support for this cause! Tickets are $50 and available at or through myself. Please contact me if you have ANY questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing you all and appreciate your help and support in hosting my first fundraiser, The Purple Gala. I cannot wait to host such a great cause in honor of my mother and make her proud. Also if you or anyone you know has lost a loved one due to pancreatic cancer and you are comfortable sharing a picture of your loved one, please message me a picture with a brief story with their birth and passing date. I would love to honor them as well and have their picture in part of a slideshow at the event., Thank you all :), Sincerely,, Essence Martinelli More info :…. Event Details. Location: West Edmonton Mall