Cotton Club Gala Raises Funds for Local Children's Hospital

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The 2nd Annual Cotton Club Gala was a huge success, raising invaluable funds for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation through the Children's Miracle Network, thanks to the support of the Calgary Marriott Hotel and RE/MAX.

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I congratulate the Calgary Marriott on being a sponsor of the Cotton Club Gala and working with RE/MAX to put on such an outstanding event

The 2nd Annual Cotton Club Gala was a huge success, raising invaluable funds for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation through the Children's Miracle Network, thanks to the support of the Calgary Marriott Hotel and RE/MAX.

The Calgary Marriott sponsored the Cotton Club Gala by providing food and beverage, event service, and volunteers on the event planning committee. The Gala raised $46,000, which will go directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. The funds will support the 'Greatest Needs' list at the Alberta Children's Hospital, including equipment, research and programming.

The success of this event is attributed to the countless hours the volunteers from both the Calgary Marriott and RE/MAX put into the planning and execution of this event. "It is one of our core values to contribute to our community and to support a very special place - the Alberta Children's Hospital," says Joseph Clohessy, General Manager of the Calgary hotel.

"I congratulate the Calgary Marriott on being a sponsor of the Cotton Club Gala and working with RE/MAX to put on such an outstanding event," says Susan Desbarats, Board member of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. "Partnerships like the one the Marriott and RE/MAX have are a shining example for corporate Calgary and we are privileged to be associated with this event."

The Cotton Club Gala is a fundraising event based on the famous Harlem Jazz Club of the 20's and 30's. The evening featured Johnny Summers and his 17-piece orchestra playing the music of such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, among others. Guests were dressed in period attire and treated to an incredible cocktail reception featuring dishes from the original Cotton Club menu.

The Calgary Marriott is looking forward to sponsoring another successful event in 2009.

Calgary Marriott Hotel:

The Calgary Marriott Hotel is located in the heart of downtown and within walking distance to shopping, fine dining, and world-class corporations, ideal for both business and leisure travel. Relax in the largest downtown Calgary hotel, and enjoy the utmost hospitality. Our accommodations showcase 37" flat screen TV, high definition channels, floor-to-ceiling windows, plush, brand-new bedding, and unobstructed views of the vibrant metropolis. One of the best Calgary hotels, we blend attentive hospitality with brilliant amenities. Sip your favorite latte at Starbucks, or savor a deluxe breakfast buffet at Traders Grill. Host an unforgettable meeting or event in more than 4,000 square feet of flexible function space - perfect for weddings, banquets, and corporate gatherings. From our indoor swimming pool and 24 hr Fitness Centre to dedicated concierge, we offer the most amenities among downtown Calgary hotels. Feel confident booking your Calgary hotel reservations with Marriott's Best Rate Guarantee.

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation:

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children's Hospital. The Foundation raises funds for excellence in child health and family centred care.

Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation invests in the best:

  • Child health programs
  • Specialized life-saving equipment
  • Advanced pediatric research and education.

For more information, please visit http://www.childrenshospital.ab.ca.

Children's Miracle Network:

Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. The Alberta Children's Hospital is one of those hospitals that benefits from this association. For more information, visit http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.

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