Casey House announces recipients of the Casey Awards

To be presented March 6 at SnowBall 2010, co-chaired by Canadian fashion icons Suzanne Boyd and Wayne Clark

TORONTO, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Casey House today announced this year's recipients of The Casey Awards, honouring leadership in the fields of HIV/AIDS and social justice. The awards will be presented March 6 at SnowBall 2010 - "Some Like it Haute!" presented by BMO Financial Group and the Bay. The annual signature fundraising gala for Casey House takes place this year at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

Launched in 2008 in memory of June Callwood, a founder of Casey House, The Casey Awards annually recognize up to five individuals or organizations whose pioneering leadership and activism in the fields of HIV/AIDS and social justice carry on June Callwood's passionate life's work. "This year is a little different, because one of the awards is going to an HIV/AIDS service organization, the AIDS Committee of Toronto" said the Chair of The Casey Awards Committee, ProudFM host and longtime Casey House volunteer Pearse Murray. "Like Casey House, ACT was founded by volunteers, and it went on to help launch many other organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We wanted to celebrate their pioneering spirit, which is also embodied by our other outstanding award recipient, Tony Di Pede." (More information about the recipients is available at www.caseyhouse.com)

This year's SnowBall Co-Chairs are style and publishing icon Suzanne Boyd, Editor-in-Chief, Zoomer Magazine, and renowned Canadian fashion designer Wayne Clark. The grand ballroom of Yorkville's Four Seasons Hotel Toronto will glitter in gold and crystal, with palm fronds and vintage fashion touches evoking the madcap glamour of 1930s-era Manhattan. Expect an evening of distinction, elegance, fun and sexiness along with a few memorable surprises - a dizzying fashionista romp that is exquisitely haute, but never haughty.

    
    WHAT:     SnowBall 2010 - "Some Like it Haute!" featuring The Casey
              Awards
    WHEN:     Saturday, March 6, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
    WHERE:    Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
    TO BUY:   $5,000 - table of 10 / $500 - individual tickets
    

Limited tickets are still available- buy yours now at www.caseyhouse.com / 416-962-4040 x231

Presenting sponsors: BMO Financial Group, the Bay / Contributing Partners: Zoomer Magazine, Pink CARP / Media Sponsors: Classical 96.3, The Globe and Mail, Fashion Television / The Casey Awards Sponsors: Merck, Tiffany & Co. / Premier Spirit Sponsor: Belvedere Vodka

About Casey House:

Founded in 1988, Casey House is an HIV/AIDS specialty hospital with community programming. Our mission: to provide exemplary treatment, support and palliative care for people living with HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with our communities. www.caseyhouse.com

SOURCE Casey House Foundation

For further information: For further information: Kathleen Sandusky, Casey House, (416) 434-7763 (cell), ksandusky@caseyhouse.on.ca

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