For Immediate Release
March 9, 2018 — Golden Donation Endowment Canadian Chinese Outreach (GDE CCO) will hold its 21st Golden Daffodil Charity Ball “Ocean of Love” on April 7 at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel to raise funds for Canadian Cancer Society. The two Co-Chairs of this year’s charity ball will be Ms. Viola Poon and Ms. Marianne Siu.
Co-Chair Marianne Siu said the gala has been raising funds in support of Canadian Cancer Society since 1998. Over the past 20 years, it has already raised about 2 million dollars. The funds have been dedicated to support ongoing cancer research initiatives as well as raising cancer awareness in the Chinese community. She also acknowledged the generous support of event sponsor Concord Adex Development Corporation for this annual event.
Co-Chair Viola Poon said the event has been a continual success largely due to the collaborative effort of dedicated volunteers and community-wide support for cancer research. Together, we have been bringing hope, help, love and care for cancer patients. As highlighted by our theme this year “Ocean of Love”, our impact will flow on and on like waves of ocean, and our work will also need incessant support and vast resources to carry the waves forward.
GDE CCO was established with a mission to educate the Canadian Chinese community on cancer prevention and to raise funds towards cancer research. Its vision is to make cancer preventable and curable.
Mr. Dennis Au-yeung, Vice President of Concord Adex Development Corporation, who is also Co-Chair of GDE CCO, expressed immense pleasure in being part of this meaningful event which supports cancer research and other efforts to make cancer history.
Ms. Laura Mullin, Development Officer of Planned Giving with the Canadian Cancer Society, conveyed deep appreciation for the great contribution and value of the Charity Ball to the Canadian Cancer Society as well as the community over the years.
At the press conference, Co-Chair of GDE CCO, Mr. Bammy Wong, thanked Juliana Chan for sharing how she overcame the challenges she faced during cancer treatment and how her positive spirit carried her through this personal battle against cancer until total recovery.
Mr. Wong also thanked all long-time supporters of the event for making it a continual success, and encouraged more community members to join the league of support. The spectacular evening will feature a variety of cultural and artistic performances, including uplifting songs and dazzling dances. Alongside, there will also be silent auction for guests to take bidding.
Ticket prices for the Golden Daffodil Charity Ball are at $200 (personal) and $2500 (corporate table). For inquiries, please call Ms. Camilla Tong at 416-292-6374 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Donation Endowment Canadian Chinese Outreach (GDE CCO)
In 2010, Golden Donation Endowment Canadian Chinese Outreach (GDE CCO) reached a partnership arrangement with the Canadian Cancer Society, whereby the Golden Daffodil Ball would be organized as an independent event by a group of volunteers.
Proceeds from the Golden Daffodil Ball and contributions from patrons would go to the Golden Daffodil Endowment Fund (GDEF) to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society in research, prevention, and promoting awareness of cancer. In addition to the Daffodil Ball and other fundraising events, GDE CCO also organizes cancer prevention forums each year featuring medical professionals as speakers.