Back to the 80s Gala Thank You

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario would like to thank all thank all guests, sponsors, donors and volunteers who participated in our Back to the 80s Gala!


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We are sincerely overwhelmed with the continued success of the gala, all of which would not be possible without our sponsor and donors.

We are happy to announce that this year's Gala raised over $27,000!! Proceeds from the event will help us to further our mission by providing education and support services.


Our Back to the 80s Gala was hosted at Brookside Banquet Centre on April 1, 2017.

This year, 14 year old Chase Cartwright was awarded our 2017 H.O.P.E. Award. Chase Cartwright's Ride for Epilepsy from Windsor to Toronto started off with an ambitious fundraising goal of $5,000. With his determination and support from donors and sponsors, Chase surpassed his goal with over $7,500. The pledges and sponsorships created a discretionary fund called "The Case Cartwright Fund". This fund will help people living with epilepsy access crucial seizure safety items to help them live well. Chase received the 2017 H.O.P.E. award for his compassion, determination and desire to raise epilepsy awareness.

We encourage you to watch our recognition video to hear more about Chase and his story.


Please share you photos by tagging #gala4epilepsy.

Thank you to JJ Losier Photography for the even't photos, please see more photos on our Flickr account.


A big thank you to our 2017 sponsors: 


Entertainment Sponsor



80s Tunes Sponsor




"Pretty in Pink" 80s Welcome Drink Sponsor

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Bar Sponsor

Gore Mutual



Wine Sponsor




Dessert Sponsor




Signature Drink Sponsors

Sandham LOGO 2013 PNG           Gordons gold


In Kind Bar Supporters

steamwhistle       Rheault-Distillery         blackfly logo


For a complete list of our supporters, please view our Event Program.