With things returning back to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to settle, the Airdrie Health Foundation is excited about the return of their largest fundraiser: Light Up the Night. 

Michelle Bates, Executive Director with the Airdrie Health Foundation, is excited for the return of the fundraiser after having to make changes over the past couple of years. 

“After two years of pivoting, we have now been able to put together our “Light Up the Night Gala which is a black-tie formal affair. Our theme this year is “Carnival”. We just want to have a party. There'll be a lot of live entertainment, silent auctions, live auctions, and a guest speaker.” 

This year's guest speaker is a physician from Airdrie’s Urgent Care. 

“The money that's raised at this event goes to our most needed priorities. This year, at this time, our priority would be the Pregnancy and Beyond Program,” says Bates. 

Light Up the Night Carnival will be on September 24th at Genesis Place. 

Bates mentions they are willing to take donations at any time of the year, not just during their fundraisers. 

“Donations are always welcome, at any time. Becoming a monthly donor or a one-time donor benefits the community. All funds raised go back to health care here in Airdrie. We're still advocating with the government working with Alberta Health Services and stuff to keep increasing the resources that we have here for health care.” 

Early bird tickets for Light Up the Night can be found at the Airdrie Health Foundations Website

“We're hoping to have three to five hundred people there so hopefully it will be like the best event of the year.” 

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