Valentine Celebration

Valentine Celebration Fundraising Committee

Mike baldassarra Kim naylor
Melissa baldassarra Lou Rocca
Carla Degasperis Marisa Rocca
Leslie Gallagher John Tobias
Marco Guglietti Michael Virro
Michela Guglietti Jane Virro
Helene Korn

Event date: Wednesday February 12, 2014
Location: Sotto Sotto Ristorante, Toronto

Our Generous Sponsors



What a Success!!!

On Wednesday February 12, 2014, Sotto Sotto Ristorante in Toronto was host to 88 people and Victoria Angel Registry of Hope’s charity dinner. We are pleased to announce that the event raised over $45,000 (net) for Victoria Angel’s public cord blood bank. The raffle alone raised $12,000!

We thank the committee who, in a few short weeks, were able to sell out the event, secure raffle prizes and add special touches to the evening. The entire team at Sotto Sotto worked tirelessly to achieve the beautiful ambience, impeccable service and delicious dinner. It was wonderful to feel the camaraderie of everyone in attendance. We received many lovely compliments and requests to return next year. We hope that you and your friends will make this an annual celebration with us.

Photographs from the evening can be viewed below . Please visit us on Facebook to learn more about what we do. In recent weeks, five families from the Greater Toronto region alone have been in the news desperately trying to find a stem cell match for a life-saving treatment: Sarah Watkin (5 years old), Katie Herron (4), Hannah Day (4), Isabella Mannella (9), Dorothy Vernon-Brown (adult). Your generous donations allow our charity to accept and store more donated umbilical cord blood samples from expectant parents. Thankfully, this will increase the chances of individuals, like these, to receive the treatment they need.

On behalf of our Valentine Celebration committee and Victoria Angel’s public cord blood bank, a special thank you goes out to everyone that helped to make this evening a great success.

Warmest regards,

Jane Virro
Executive Director
Victoria Angel Registry of Hope