Wellspring was founded in 1992 and helps over 3,000 people every year and receives no government funding. "Living with cancer requires more than medical care," said Christina Smith, Wellspring Chief Executive Officer. "It helps tremendously to speak with someone who understands, first hand, the emotional, psychological, and practical consequences of cancer and its treatment. We are so grateful to the wonderful sponsors and models whose lives have been directly impacted by this disease, and who have now chosen to help others face cancer with dignity." You can also volunteer for the event or make a donation on their website.
Wellspring, working in collaboration with Women in Capital Markets and Holt Renfrew, brings together the models with host Arlene who, in addition to her role in Dragon's Den, is also the CEO of Venture Communications. The glitz and glamour of the night begins at 7 pm on February 25, 2013 at the Toronto Fashion Mile's Holt Renfrew located at 50 Bloor Street West at a cost of $200 per ticket. This includes a $100 gift card to Canada's fashion specialty store for both sexes where you can enjoy an exclusive private shopping experience.
Models include Laura Gainey - senior vice president RBC Insurance, Martha Fell - CEO Women in Capital Markets, Paul Henderson - 1972 Summit Series alumnus, Mary Ito Host of CBC Radio's Fresh Air, Lynda Morrison - past CEO of Wellspring, Diane Osak - associate director Quality & Risk Management of Ernst & Young, Sandie Rinaldo - anchor of CTV National News, Dr. Marla Shapiro - Medical Contributor to CTV’s Canada AM and Medical Consultant for CTV News and CTV News Channel with Host Dr. Marla and Friends, Mark Standish - president and co-CEO of RBC Capital Markets and co-head of Investor and Treasury Services.
Other leading sponsors of the the fashion event include BMO Financial Group, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, McMillan LLP, Aird & Berlis LLP and ELLE Canada Magazine.