The 7th Annual Looking Glass Foundation Gala dinner was held last week and it was truly a time to celebrate as supporters and family members of those suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and/or Bulimia reached a major goal. After 10 long years, the doors are finally open at Woodstone Residence, a much-needed facility that caters exclusively to this debilitating disease which continues to affect many young women. “We were able to reach out worldwide to reduce the stigma of eating disorders and let people know that eating disorders are a serious illness, not a choice,” says the foundation. Decorated in elegance and style, the Rocky Mountaineer Station played host to a gourmet dinner, fabulous entertainment and lots of silent auction prizes to help fundraise on this special history making night. Congrats to all involved.
01 – Looking Glass Foundation and president Cindy Dobbe, left, director and former news anchor Pamela Martin and vice president Dolores Elliott are all North Shore gals who helped get the project started.
02 – North Van’s Darryl Weinbren, partner at Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants, generously donates the fabulous libations for the gala.
03 – British Pacific Properties Vice President Walter Thorneloe and wife Nancy browse the silent auction items before dinner.
04 – As a fan and a friend I’m thrilled to see North Vancouver’s dapper newsman Mike Killeen, seen here with beautiful wife Jill, behind the anchor desk CTV BC’s main man.
05 – Important words of encouragement and hope from Dr Blake Woodside (FRCPC, MD, MSc) mean so much to those in attendance. Job well done everyone.
06 – Selling the “key” to the grand prize raffle are volunteers Katie Gordon, left, and Alex Warner.
By Catherine Barr – February 11, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Feb 17, 2011