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Boobs Save Lives

A virtual gala in support of Canada's most fragile babies

Boobs Save Lives

A virtual gala in support of Canada's most fragile babies

Grab a group of your closest friends and get together for a Covid-friendly bubble dinner to help support Canada's most fragile babies!

$23,500.00 raised of
$50,000.00 goal
1 day left
When
October 1, 2020 7:30 PM MDT to 8:45 PM MDT
Where

Boobs Save Lives

A virtual gala in support of Canada's most fragile babies

Grab a group of your closest friends and get together for a Covid-friendly bubble dinner to help support Canada's most fragile babies!

$23,500.00 raised of
$50,000.00 goal
1 day left
When
October 1, 2020 7:30 PM MDT to 8:45 PM MDT
Where

You're invited to our Boobs Save Lives virtual gala

Join us for a fun evening of entertainment, speakers, and all things motherhood - all from the comfort of your home! The event will include a silent auction, a fun drink you can make at home, and some amazing speakers, entertainers, and performers including Country & Western singer Gord Bamford, Host & Interviewer Dave Kelly, Comedian Kate Davis, and many more! You'll also hear from a family who has benefited directly from our Community Care program, which is what we're looking to raise funds for so we can continue to help babies in need.


Grab a group of your closest friends and get together for a Covid-friendly bubble dinner to support a great cause!


What to expect:

 

Get your computer, tablet or phone ready and sign into the event at 7:15 p.m. MST. There will be live music and song requests being taken in the chat before the formal agenda starts at 7:30 p.m. The night will be filled with music, entertainment and powerful speakers. We’d love to encourage you to wear purple in support of Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness and don’t forget to snap a picture and tag us on Facebook or Instagram @northernstarmilkbank! 

Support Canada's most fragile babies!

Event Emcees

Courtney and Kevin Stanfield

Courtney and Kevin Stanfield are married, TV hosts on CTV Morning Live, and new parents to boy / girl twins. The duo met in studio in 2016 when Kevin was hired as the morning Meteorologist. They moved in together after a week, were married 8 months later, and became parents to Dean & Gwen in August 2019. They are part of the dynamic team bringing news, weather, traffic, and fun to Calgarians every morning. (Courtney is on maternity leave until early 2021.)

Courtney is also a milk donor at NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank. After Dean & Gwen relied on donor milk during their first week, she recognized the special gift that is donor milk and knew she wanted to give back. In addition to exclusively breastfeeding the babies, Courtney pumped and donated nearly 20 litres of milk during the first year.


 

Who you'll see at the Gala:

Gord Bamford

Australian-born and Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 26 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi JUNO nominations and the only two-time winner out of Nashville’s Country Music Association (CMA) receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award.


But it is his distinctive sound and songwriting ability that defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neo-traditional artists and like so many others that have come before him; Bamford is not an overnight success. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years honing his craft, working to get where he is today. Bamford is currently working on his 9th studio album, and recently released its first single #REDNEK. Bamford’s eighth studio album Neon Smoke was released in early 2018 containing the smash #1 chart topper ‘Dive Bar’ and follows his Tin Roof album, winner of the 2016 CCMA ‘Album of The Year’. Tin Roof, nominated for the 2016 JUNO Country Album of The Year follows the Juno Nominated Country Junkie album and it’s #1 hit song ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’.

Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly is a host, writer, performer, and interviewer. But most of all he is a storyteller. Dave has been in front of an audience almost every day for over 25 years. He is the host of Dave Kelly Live - Canada’s own talk variety show and co-founder of Kelly Brothers Productions. Dave was the face of morning television in Calgary for over a decade, was the host and interviewer for Ellen Degeneres' Canadian tour and hosted and interviewed a conversation with President Barack Obama at the Saddledome in Calgary. This year Dave sat down with Ellen for another hour-long conversation at the Hard Rock Casino and Resort in Miami as part of Super Bowl Weekend. Dave is a playwright, has performed in plays across canada and acted in three plays that he wrote himself.

Oh - and he’s spending his COVID time hosting a live Facebook show called “In The Neighborhood.”


Kate Davis

A speaker, comedian, writer, mother and actress, Kate Davis has the unique ability to find humour in any situation and offer creative solutions to defuse the frustrations in the home and workplace. Theatrically trained in England, Kate returned to Canada to a successful run on Canadian stage. From the theatrical stage to the many stages of motherhood, Kate found her newest passion at an open mic one night at a local comedy club. Now, a twelve-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards including the prestigious Phil Hartman Award and the star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network. Kate has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, TVO and CBC Radio One, “The Debaters”.


Emmalyn Copping

Emmalyn entered into the food and beverage industry as a way to make a living while she was attending university, and it quickly became a passion of hers. She started getting into mixology while living in Saskatoon and has been learning about it for five years now. As a mixologist at Trolley 5 brewpub, she'll be demonstrating to our event attendees how to make our signature event cocktail - The Liquid Gold!

Outlaw Country

Outlaw Country was created to teach and encourage everyday people to learn to dance like the pros! They have lessons in multiple styles including country swing, line dancing, west coast swing and of course traditional two-step.


They also have a professional dance team that performs at many events throughout the year including the Calgary Stampede, Big Valley Jamboree and Country Thunder. With a unique assortment of lifts, dips and aerial tricks their performances are sure to entertain and impress any crowd.

Lenni, Joe, and LJ Folden

A family of 3 from South Calgary: Joe, Lenni and LJ (little Joe), were devastated when their 2-1/2 month old seemingly healthy son was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare childhood liver cancer. They were determined to do everything they could to help him survive. After 6 months of chemo and a liver transplant, LJ's been in remission for just over 2 years now! The NorthernStar Mother’s Milk Bank provided LJ with healthy nutrition during this time. The tremendous immune support from human breast milk was an integral part of LJ's recovery. This is evident by LJ never once having a bacterial or viral illness during his most vulnerable time. LJ's success story is due in part to the support of the NorthernStar Mother’s Milk Bank and all the wonderful supporters of this much needed nutrition.


Photo credit: Lily Fire Photography

Support Canada's most fragile babies!

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Virtual Silent Auction

Auction opens:


Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 12:00 noon MST.


Auction closes:


Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. MST.


We’re bringing an amazing silent auction to you at home! Bid on a number of fun items, from a relaxing spa gift basket, to permanent cosmetic makeup, home renovations, jewelry and more! 


More auction items will be revealed soon. Check back often to see the exciting items that will be available and make sure to enter your email in the bid box to receive a notification when the auction is live!


If you have an item to donate, please send us an email at gala@northernstarmilkbank.ca!

Silent Auction
3 bids
Current Bid
$220.00
#1
SPA • GIFT BASKET
Spa Ritual Gift Basket & retail products
$250.00 gift certificate and $250.00 in retail pro...
1 bid
Current Bid
$70.00
#2
GIFT CERTIFICATE • JEWELRY
$150 gift card to use towards DNA jewelry
$150 gift card to use toward DNA jewelry. Winner c...
3 bids
Current Bid
$50.00
#3
BEER
64 oz growler from Marda Loop Brewing Company
A custom 64 oz growler with complimentary fill of...
2 bids
Current Bid
$80.00
#4
GROCERY • GIFT CERTIFICATE
$150 Co-Op Gift Card
$150 gift card to be used at any Co-Op in Western...
1 bid
Current Bid
$50.00
#5
GIFT CERTIFICATE • COCKTAIL
$100 gift card to Shelter YYC Cocktail Bar
Four $25 Shelter Coins. *Located in Calgary so we...
1 bid
Current Bid
$1,000.00
#6
FLOORING • DECK • FENCE • BUILDING SUPPLIES • GIFT CERTIFICATE
$2500 Timbertown gift certificate
$2500 gift certificate to be used towards building...
1 bid
Current Bid
$1,000.00
#7
BUILDING SUPPLIES • FENCE • DECK • FLOORING • GIFT CERTIFICATE
$2500 TimberTown gift certificate
$2500 gift certificate to be used towards building...
1 bid
Current Bid
$63.00
#8
GIFT BASKET • SELF CARE
Quarantine Recovery Self-Care Kit
Elixirs for Life Quarantine Recovery Self-Care Kit...
2 bids
Current Bid
$405.00
#9
GOLF
One round of golf for 4 players with 2 power carts at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club
One round of golf for 4 players with 2 power carts...
1 bid
Current Bid
$350.00
#10
SELF CARE • COSMETIC • PERMANENT MAKEUP
Gift certificate for cosmetic tattoo services to Beauty by B Canada Inc.
Enhance your natural beauty with a cosmetic tattoo...
3 bids
Current Bid
$90.00
#11
BEER • BRUNCH
Brunch & Brews to Trolley 5 Brewpub
Choice of brunch item & 14oz core beer, house wine...
3 bids
Current Bid
$120.00
#12
WINE
6 Award Winning Wines from Zorzal Winery in Argentina
Zorzal has been named one of the top 100 wineries...
2 bids
Current Bid
$150.00
#13
KITCHEN • GIFT BASKET • BATH
Norwex Kitchen and Bath Gift Basket
Gift Basket contains: - Chenille Hand Towel in sea...
3 bids
Current Bid
$50.00
#14
CHOCOLATE • GIFT BAG
Chocolate Gift Bag from Award-winning Cochu Chocolatier
Candy Bark - This mix of sweet & sour gummy candie...
0 bids
Minimum Bid
$115.00
#15
GIFT BASKET • MOM • BABY
Norwex Bundle for mom and baby
Set of three microfibre baby cloths with BacLoc si...
0 bids
Minimum Bid
$150.00
#16
ART
Custom Art Package
Select an art image and custom framing value to $5...
1 bid
Current Bid
$160.00
#17
ART
Custom Art Package
Select an art image and custom framing value to $5...
1 bid
Current Bid
$150.00
#18
ART
Custom Art Package
Select an art image and custom framing value to $5...
0 bids
Minimum Bid
$40.00
#19
BABY
Baby blanket and bibs
A mint green white and yellow crib quilt 100% cott...
7 bids
Current Bid
$245.00
#20
WINE • GIFT BASKET
Directors Wine Basket
Includes: The Hess Collection: Allomi/Napa Valley...
1 bid
Current Bid
$94.00
#22
BABY
Snuggle Me Bare Lounger and Cover
The Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby is...
1 bid
Current Bid
$500.00
#23
BABY • MOM • STROLLER
Baby Jogger city Select Stroller + 2nd Seat.
This bundle includes the Baby Jogger City Select L...
1 bid
Current Bid
$94.00
#24
BABY
Snuggle Me Bare Lounger and Cover
The Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby is...
3 bids
Current Bid
$70.00
#25
BABY • HIGH CHAIR
Phil and Ted's Lobster Chair
A smart & stylish portable high chair. The brushed...
0 bids
Minimum Bid
$240.00
#26
BABY • STROLLER
Thule Urban Glide Single Stroller
An all-terrain stroller with a sleek, lightweight...
1 bid
Current Bid
$26.00
#27
BABY
Gunamuna Sleep Bag Swaddle
Wrap your little bug up in the only sleep bag swad...
1 bid
Current Bid
$36.00
#28
BABY
Gunamuna Sleep Bag Swaddle
Wrap your little bug up in the only sleep bag swad...
1 bid
Current Bid
$890.00
#29
COMPUTER • LAPTOP
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 - 13.3"
The ultraslim HP EliteBook x360 830 adapts to all...
1 bid
Current Bid
$110.00
#30
GIFT CERTIFICATE
Vintage and Modern Jewelry
A $250 gift card to our www.100ways.com store.
1 bid
Current Bid
$150.00
#31
BEER • TOUR
Common Crown Tour & Tasting
A tour, a tasting, and a 4 Pack for you and 11 fri...
0 bids
Minimum Bid
$120.00
#32
DANCING
Group Line Dancing Lesson
Our custom workshops benefit from the atmosphere o...

Support Canada's most fragile babies!

Support Canada's most fragile babies!

Honour Roll
SV
Sandra VandenBrink
15 minutes ago
$92.57
CF
Christine Fukushima
1 hour ago
$195.08
ML
Mary Lougheed
10 hours ago
$102.82
SW
Stephanie West
17 hours ago
$99.74
JJ
Jo-Ann Johnson
19 hours ago
$102.82
Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the funds going?

The purpose of the Gala is to raise funds for our Community Care program, which is used to assist babies in the community whose families cannot afford the cost of donor human milk. While the cost of milk is covered for babies in hospital, once a baby is discharged there is a significant cost to access donor human milk. Our Community Care Program, which is generated solely from individual, family and corporate donors, ensures families can continue to access the lifesaving benefits of donor human milk for their baby once they leave the hospital. 100% of the proceeds of this event will be going towards this program.

Can we join from outside of Alberta?

Absolutely! We support babies across Canada, and we’d love to have anyone who is interested attend. Just make sure to adjust your time zone accordingly! 

Organized by
NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank
NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank is Canada's only community-based milk bank. Operating as a charitable organization, NorthernStar screens breastfeeding mothers, accepting donations of excess milk from approved donors to be pasteurized in our laboratory. Milk is then dispensed to sick babies in hospitals and at home. We believe, and science supports, that human milk is the best option for any baby and that all babies have the right to the life-saving nutrients of pasteurized donor human milk.
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