Are you an organ donor?
Did you know that 1 selfless donation can save up to 8 lives, yet only 20% of Canadians have taken the time to fill out their donor card.
This past weekend I had the privilege of being invited to cover the red carpet (which was actually purple) as a laundry list of celebrities arrived to support the cause at the annual David Foster Miracle Gala & Concert.
It was a star studded event which saw surprise guest Steven Tyler walking the carpet…
… And invitees such as Brett & Cecilia Kissel posing for photos.
For me, the biggest highlight of the night came with the arrival of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
From inaugural cast members like Kim & Kyle, to newcomer Lisa Rinna… The heavy hitters were all in attendance.
I was excited to discuss the crew’s newest ventures and hear how they’ve been able to support the David Foster Foundation, but when Brandi Glanville suggested they wouldn’t be speaking to media, the girls began to flee.
Luckily I was able to wrangle my two favourites as though I were a sheep dog before it was to late.
Sweeter than I imagined, I was pleased they took the time to answer a few of my questions as their camera crew rolled for RHOBH footage.
After quickly signing a waiver I spotted the founder himself, David Foster, with his stunningly beautifully wife Yolanda!
A short conversation later I was fully onboard and understood the importance of the cause.
The clearest point I took home from Yolanda was that even though you have signed your donor card it is important to make your family aware of your wishes so they can honour them; it’s still possible for them to revoke your decision should they not be aware of the request.
As the power duo headed into the event, I collected my belongings and called my loved ones to make them aware of my organ intents.
The night ended in total success. The Gala not only raised $8.2 million dollars (!!), it help raise awareness and in turn will save lives.
Mr. Fab organ