Party Crasher: Courage On Display

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation raises money, awareness at annual gala.

photography by Kevan Morin

Jamie Gellert, Peter Lofstrand, Tim O’Neill and Michael Zhang

Supporters ate, mingled and heard great success stories about the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital at the fifth annual Courage Gala.

“To have some of our patients here willing to share their stories is the greatest gift of all,” said Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation president and CEO and Avenue Top 40 Under 40 alumna Wendy Dugas

Held at the Shaw Conference Centre in April, more than 800 guests turned out for the event, hosted by honorary chairs Carrie Doll and Stephen Petasky. There was also a luxury raffle held, with amazing prizes like trips to San Diego. Money raised will be used to fund an Xsensor pressure mapping unit that will help prevent patients from getting pressure sores, as well as emerging priorities throughout the year.

“We’re thankful. We know that, in this economy, people have to make choices. And the fact they chose to celebrate with us means a lot.”
-Wendy Dugas, president and CEO, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

Kyla Knight and Shami Sandhu

Michelle and Alphonse Pilon

This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Avenue Edmonton. Subscribe here.

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