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Valentini Event raises $13,000 for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

by Christine McCarthy
Friday, February 15, 2008

Cupid was hard at work last night helping those attending the second-annual Valentini celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day and raising funds for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF).

Over 150 guests, both singles and couples filled Alleycatz Lounge (located at Yonge and Eglinton) for a fun evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing – and some match-making. While totals are still being finalized, it is expected that the event raised more than $13,000! Most importantly, every ticket sold and dollar spent on CCFF activities at Valentini will help bring the CCFF one step closer to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease.

The star of the evening was Anthony Farnell, Global TV’s weatherman, and Valentini’s emcee. The CCFF is grateful for his contribution to the evening as well as for the generous support from sponsors and donors such as Alleycatz, Global, Amarula Cream, Dolce, Van Rijk,, Ada’s Flowers, Zellers, Toronto Professional Firefighters and db Graphics.

We hope to see you at next year’s event! For more information on the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s many fundraising activities, such as the upcoming on Sunday, May 25, please visit or call the CCFF – Toronto & District Chapter office at 416-932-3900 x225.

Cystic fibrosis, which affects the lungs and the digestive system, is the most common, fatal, genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. In the digestive tract, CF blocks the absorption of adequate nutrients from food. In the lungs, the effects of the disease are most devastating; and with time, respiratory problems become increasingly severe. Ultimately, most CF deaths are due to lung disease.

The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a Canada-wide health charity, with 50 volunteer chapters, that funds CF research and care. In 2007, the Foundation is supporting more than 50 research projects, which are exploring all aspects of the CF puzzle; from investigating new methods of fighting infection and inflammation in the lungs, to finding new therapies that target the basic defect at a cellular level. For more information, visit

For media inquiries, please contact:

Christine McCarthy
Executive Director
CCFF – Toronto & District Chapter
416-932-3900 x225