Event helps people breathe: Bradford West Gwillimbury resident helping organize event


Source: http://www.simcoe.com/news/article/1233238--event-helps-people-breathe

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The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada — Toronto Chapter has announced the date of its third annual fundraising event.
This year, the group’s annual gala, Let Me Breathe: A Vegas
Fundraiser, will be at Brebeuf College, at 211 Steeles Ave. E, in Toronto
Last year’s event netted more than $13,000 for the cause and this year organizers are hoping to do even better.
With more than 300 people expected to attend, the event promises to be a fun evening filled with a variety of casino-style games, live entertainment, a live auction and more.
Tickets for the upcoming event are $25 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Admission is restricted to adults 19 and older and there will be a cash bar.
Organizers are also seeking donations for door prizes and the live auction.
Last year’s event featured a variety of items, including handcrafted specialty items, artwork, entertainment passes, housewares, a netbook and a TV.
All proceeds will go to the not-for-profit organization. Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, life-threatening lung disease characterized by shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling of the feet and ankles and fainting.
The Toronto chapter covers a large area, including Bradford West Gwillimbury and local resident Ruth Dolan, whose daughter suffers from the ailment, is the group’s co-leader.



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