What a night! Our first gala was a true, not-to- be missed, event. The evening brought together leaders in business, sports and philanthropy a wonderfully unique experience. The array of exceptional talent, including a segment by the Jersey Boys, had people tapping their feet and out of
The personal stories of transplantation, including a speech from Mr. Melnyk’s daughters, had guests reaching for tissues and standing in awe. The live auction gave gala-goers an opportunity for some incredible experiences including a chance for a walk-on role to the Vikings set in Ireland as well as an opportunity to travel with the Ottawa Senators to Sweden. Hosted by television personality Melissa Grelo, the highlight of the evening had to be an extended performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Carrie Underwood.
Our Gala gave some of our guests a chance to share the impact organ transplantation has had on their lives including the Simmonds and Boston families. We are grateful to both of these families for sharing their inspirational stories at The Organ Project Gala in 2017.