Gayle's Golden Gala

Mar 31

We cordially invite you to be a part of Gayle’s Golden Gala in support of Gayle Katzenback, a local young woman who is battling Ewing’s-like-Sarcoma CIC-DUX4, and was recently told that she only has 6 months to live.

Gayle was diagnosed on Dec 23, 2015 at the age of 18 and began 9 months of 5 different chemotherapies and 41 rounds of radiation. In August 2016, Gayle was proclaimed cancer free but that joy was short lived. In December of 2016, a routine scan was performed and uncovered that her cancer had spread and now numerous tumours were in her liver, lungs, lymph nodes, and C3 vertebrae.

The doctors gave her 6 months to live… but Gayle has other plans!

After much research and careful planning, Gayle and her family, decided that she was going to fight, despite what the doctors had told her. Dr. Thomas Incledon, a Human Health and Biomolecular specialist based in Phoenix Arizona was found to have had success in treating other rare terminal cancers, with his multi-intervention approach, and so it was decided that Gayle would put on her suit of armour and FIGHT!

This treatment is groundbreaking, but extremely expensive and is not covered by health insurance. Gayle’s army is more than willing to continue to pay for these treatments anyway they can, but are asking for YOUR help. Treatment costs are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, so Gayle’s army needs to grow! Gayle needs to continue this battle and to be able to focus solely on herself, and not worry about where the money is coming from. This is where all of you Sault Ste Marie soldiers come in!

Gayle’s Golden Gala will take place March 31, 2017 at The Machine Shop. Tickets are $50 each and include some amazing food, live music and dancing, PLUS your chance at some awesome prizes!

Our city has exploded with generosity toward the event, so everyone will have their chance at hundreds of amazing prizes and silent auctions. This is going to be an evening like no other. The dress code is gold or black with gold accents to represent the fight of Childhood Cancer, which is identified by the colour Gold… so the event is going all out GOLD!!!

Tickets are limited so do not wait to purchase!

This will be a night of food, fun, and fundraising and a chance for Sault Ste. Marie to show Gayle that there is an army behind her, all while having a fun filled night. For tickets check out the event facebook page or purchase them at The Machine Shop Box Office. The Gala organizers are offering ticket deliver, or ticket pick up can also be arranged.

See you soon at Gayle’s Golden Gala. Gala organizers would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and to purchase tickets. Your support thus far has given Gayle an extra push. The spirit of Sault Ste Marie never ceases to amaze!!

As one, it is difficult to make a difference, but together we will conquer!


Rick Mercer Canada Coast to Coast

May 12

Celebrate Canada’s 150th with Rick Mercer and his all new live show – Canada Coast to Coast! Presented by Welcome Friend Association and the Algoma Water Tower Inn, Rick Mercer Coast to Coast takes place Friday May 12th at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre. Tickets are just $59 plus fees, and make a great stocking stuffer for the holidays!