Batgirls Drink for Charity

The Montreal Batgirls invite you to a night of drinks and fun at Typhoon to benefit Cancer research.

The Girl’s Summer Softball League (GSSL) is gearing up for its third annual All Star Softball tournament to benefit the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF.)   A rarity in the charity world, the GSSL’s All Star tournament has no overhead, which means all proceeds go directly to the cause.   The tournament raised $16,000 the first year, and $ 24,000 the second year.  With your help, this year, we hope to exceed $25,000.

In order to help fund the tournament, the Batgirls will be hosting an ICRF evening at Typhoon Lounge, 5752 Monkland Avenue, on Wednesday, August 4, from 5-11pm.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Typhoon will be graciously offering up happy hour specials from 4pm to 8pm, as well as 1$ bottle beers, $5 wines, and $7 martinis all night long.  Additionally, raffle prizes will be available to all attendees.

We invite you to join us for a drink August 4th, and to donate generously to the event, which has raised $ 40,000 to date to fight cancer. This year, funds raised will be donated in the memory of the league’s beloved head umpire and friend, Leon Blumer.

With your generous donations, this event is sure to be a home-run.

For tickets, please email Charna, Nat or Lesley.

Suri’s Soiree

This Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 9pm, the Israel Cancer Research Fund is honouring the life of Sarah “Suri” Gonshor at it’s 7th annual new leadership event, aptly titled Suri’s Soiree. This is an occasion which is very close to my heart, not only because the funds go towards eradicating cancer, but because it is a celebration of my dear friend Josh’s sister, who died when she was just 24 years old.

sarah-gonshorIt’s been almost 10 years since Suri passed away after a difficult three and a half year battle with cancer, but she is still very much alive in the hearts and minds of her family, friends, and countless others who she touched in her short life.

Suri was a community leader, artist, teacher, singer and actor who enjoyed life to its fullest and valued art in its many forms. It is with her passions in mind that Suri’s loved ones have joined forces with ICRF to out together this incredible event.

Suri’s Soiree, where the impossible is possible, will feature Canadian singer and songwriter Kuba Oms, DJ NV Nazli Var, who regularly spins at Montreal hot-spot Garde Manger and Grammy award winning musical guest, COMMON, who is scheduled to perform a compilation of his most popular hits.

All of the proceeds from the event will go to ICRF, which has raised more than 33 million dollars to date for over 1800 cancer research projects.

Suri’s friends, family, ICRF and this blogger invite you to be part of a celebration of life and art on March 27th, 2010, at the Segal Center for the performing arts.

Tickets can be purchased online at