Yesterday we kicked off our TMHF Halloween BOObash Gala – Saturday, October 29, 2022. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. Special thank you to Farmers Daughters Sub Shoppe for providing delicious subs to the attendees, Leo Phillips for providing amazing music and sound, special guest speakers Stacey Daub & Mayor Harrison, Quinte West Councillors, TMHF Gala Committee and to the City of Quinte West for your support and allowing us to set up outside city hall and raise our inaugural BOObash flag.
This year TMHF proudly presents the “Halloween BooBash”, an exciting interactive virtual evening of fun, fine food and games. According to Jennifer Rainbird and Arlene Larosa, this year’s Chairs of the Gala Committee, enthusiastically announce, “it’s going to be the party of the year! We will have an online auction full of getaways, and more that you can bid on! Boyd Sullivan will be teeing up the must haves at the live auction, there will be spectacular performances by the Impish Grins, live remotes, costume contests and so much more.”
There will be a tremendous selection of food, wine and treats, said Larosa. This year’s Gala participants can choose their three – course meal from one of four local restaurant menus. Tomasso’s Italian Grille, Golden Valley Steak House & Grill, Kaleidoscope and The Gables Restaurant.
The gala evening is in support of a new mammography unit for the breast assessment centre at TMH. The current unit needs to be replaced to improve the level of digital imaging, reduce wait times and improve patient outcomes. Breast cancer is the number one cancer in women in Canada and last year approximately 27,500 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, one in ten. Early detection through regular mammogram screening is the key to timely treatment and survival. We all know someone – women and some men – who have been faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.