It may very well have been the party of the year. Last week, Wear Else clothing store owner Zahra Mamdani opened her palatial West Vancouver home and, with the help of an amazing group of local committee members, helped host the first annual “Sparkle” gala event in support of BC Women’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Designed primarily to raise awareness of the needs of the NICU and its families, the night included a spectacular fashion show complete with an elevated catwalk carefully constructed in the pool. Live entertainment, great food, heart-warming stories and silver glitter covered chocolates all helped make this event extra elegant. The best news is the giving has only begun. Stay tuned for more as this campaign heads into high gear with the goal of helping even more babies and their families. Thanks to the many generous donations raised this night. Congrats to all involved.
01 – Adding extra sparkle this night are glam gals and super moms Christie King, left, and Heidi Coglan.
02 – A major force in helping make it all happen, organizer Monica Soprovich and husband Jason also were the top bidders in the live auction.
03 – CTV news anchor Tamara Taggart will help head up the new BC Women’s Hospital and NICU campaign.
04 – The always stunning and fashionable Zahra Mamdani, of Wear Else fame, is a perfect and most generous hostess welcoming guests into her home for the gala.
05 – Committee member Sharlene Ludwig and husband Harald are more than happy to lend their support to this very worthwhile cause.
06 – Selling “Sparkle” bracelets to help raise funds are pretty helpers Sophia Ludwig, left, and Jenna Mamdani.
07 – Kevin England, seen here with Dana Majzub, is also a major supporter of the new “Sparkle” campaign.
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By Catherine Barr – Sep 26, 2013
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Oct 3, 2013
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