Second annual Malachy's Soiree

Malachy's Soiree
Lawyers raise big money for St. Michael’s NICU

By Precedent

On Tuesday October 11th, 2016


What: Malachy’s Soiree
Where: The Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
When: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Last week, more than 450 guests descended upon the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto for the second annual Malachy’s Soiree, a black-tie affair that raises funds for St. Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The event’s founder is Kerry O’Reilly Wilks, the head of legal in North America and the UK at Vale, whose son, was born seven weeks premature and received terrific care at the St. Michael’s Neonatal Unit.

There was no shortage of entertainment during the evening. The event featured a digital silent auction, photo booth and various musical artists performing throughout, including “Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul” Jully Black.

Last year’s event raised $200,000 for the NICU. This year, the fundraising goal was upped to $500,000 — and has almost been reached, with donations still rolling in.

“The night surpassed our expectations, with 450 attendees coming together to celebrate the vital work of the doctors and nurses at the St. Michael’s NICU,” says Shara Roy, a partner at Lenczner Slaght LLP, and a member of the event’s steering committee. “I have experienced firsthand the difference they make in the lives of premature babies and their families and it was incredible to see the legal community turn out in droves to support such a worthwhile cause.”

She also gave a special thanks to Hansell LLP and Commonwealth Legal, the leadership sponsors for the night.

Roy added: “And we are all now recovering from the best party of the season.”

To learn more about Malachy’s Soiree, visit the organization’s website.

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