In 1983, Marriott became the organization’s first corporate sponsor and since then has raised millions of dollars for children’s hospitals throughout North America.
Calgary, Alberta (Vocus) October 20, 2009
The Calgary Marriott and Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort both hosted Cotton Club Galas on October 8th and 9th, respectively, to raise funds for local children’s hospitals. Together with RE/MAX and other event partners, a total of $125,000 was raised through the Children’s Miracle Network. Funds raised will support priority needs at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton.
The Cotton Club Gala is a fundraising event based on the famous Harlem Jazz Club of the 20’s and 30’s. The Cotton Club Gala brings together three great themes of any event -great music, lively entertainment and spectacular food. The hotel chefs cooked up a fabulous feast with unique soul food dishes from the original Cotton Club menu. Dishes included Louisiana king crab cakes, Cajun seared scallops, southern-fried buttermilk drumettes, red velvet cupcakes and peach and pecan cobbler for dessert, to name a few. Entertainment was provided by Barry Shaw Entertainment in Calgary and P.J. Perry in Edmonton.
The success of this event is attributed to the countless hours the volunteers from the Calgary Marriott, Edmonton Marriott River Cree and RE/MAX put into the planning and execution of this event. “We’re so proud to host the annual Cotton Club Gala at the Calgary Marriott,” says Joseph Clohessy, General Manager. “Funds raised will help to ensure children who need it receive the best medical care in the world.”
"Families have always come first at Marriott and we are proud to support Children’s Miracle Network,” says Matt Knights, General Manager at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort. “In 1983, Marriott became the organization’s first corporate sponsor and since then has raised millions of dollars for children’s hospitals throughout North America.” This was the third annual Cotton Club Gala in Calgary and the second in Edmonton. Total funds raised since the event’s inception in 2007 total over $200,000. Both hotels are looking forward to sponsoring another successful event in 2010.
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Children's Miracle Network Information:
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 and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation are two of those hospitals that benefits from this association. For more information, visit http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.