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10th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala raises almost $150,000

A total of $147,120.16 was raised at the event
Reach Gala Adam and Andrew
Reach for the Stars Gala performers Andrew and Adam Yang.

Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s fundraising gala Wings of Change was a resounding success earlier this month.

A total of $147,120.16 was raised at the event and Reach Society is grateful to guests, sponsors, prize donors and their dedicated volunteers who made the 10th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala possible.

Marco Pasqua emceed the event and inspired the crowd with a personal address explaining how early intervention physiotherapy and occupational therapy helped him reach his potential. This young father, husband and proponent for accessibility shared genuine and vulnerable insights into his life that prefaced an incredible fund-a-need moment that raised more than $20,000 in five minutes to benefit therapies services at Reach Society.

Reach for the Stars Gala 2022 Major Donor was REALCO and Presenting Sponsors were Ocean Trailer and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The gala evening was a happy return to in-person community connection and was attended by many special guests including Delta MP Carla Qualtrough Mayor George Harvie.

Eleven-year-old twin brothers Adam and Andrew Yang, who have received Reach Society services, performed You Raise Me Up with voice and piano and received a standing ovation. The Gala was the last one for Development Manager Kristin Bibbs and the non-profit organization is actively recruiting to fill the position.

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