Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Leopard Print Gala Raised 1.3M To Set Up Toni Kohn House

The Leopard Print Gala Raised 1.3M To Set Up Toni Kohn House
(Event recap photos by: Binzento using iPhone)
The Toni Kohn Woodward Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to support struggling young women by offering financial, educational, social, and health lifestyle management support. The foundation was established in memory of Toni Kohn Woodward, a talented young woman who passed away unexpectedly in September 2014. During her lifetime, Toni had touched many lives with compassion, love and care especially to those in need. Her legacy at Los Angeles’ Urban Fitness 911, a total wellness program that offer fitness, nutrition and life coaching to low income children, lives on. The Urban Fitness 911 team is opening its first live-in housing program for struggling young women and will be named ‘The Toni Kohn House” in honor of Toni’s dedication to help others. 

As jewelry designer, leopard print and sparkles were two of Toni’s favorite things, hence the past weekend’s Leopard Print Gala was the perfect theme for raising money for The Toni Kohn Woodward Foundation. The party was held at Telus Convention Centre in Calgary. More than 700 guests attended this event, most dressed in leopard print or leopard print accented attire. There was no shortage of food, cocktails and entertainment. With the incredible live and silent auction items (such as bedazzled spin bikes, and there was even a signed Tom Brady jersey!) and everyone’s overwhelming support, the gala had raised $1.3M to set up a Toni Kohn House in Calgary to help the city’s young women at risk. Awesome!!

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