Everyone’s buzzing about our most prestigious + anticipated event of the year! 

Join us for our annual Glow Gala that will bring together 500 community, corporate, and healthcare leaders for a fun and memorable evening in support of improving the health of women + newborns in BC. The evening will include a reception, online auction and raffle, live auction, fund-a-need, and incredible after-party, with exciting entertainment and delectable drink and food throughout.

Glow presented by RBC 2023

Saturday, October 14
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Time: 6pm to Midnight

This event is made possible thanks to support from our incredible sponsors!



Dinner + Gala Program
Live Auction

After Party + Live Music


Raffle Closed.

Grand prize

Grand Prize: 5-Night Tuscan Holiday to the Luxurious Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Value: $10,626

Generously donated by Friends of BC Women’s Health Foundation + Travel Best Bets

Nestled in a historic hamlet, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is a 5-star resort that invites you to immerse yourself in 2,700 acres of pristine Tuscan countryside.

Spend your days exploring the resort’s medieval castle or enchanting vineyards and olive trees that stretch as far as the eye can see, relaxing in the renowned spa, shopping at local boutiques, or on the greens of the vast 27-hole golf course. Savour delicious cuisine each evening at one of the four restaurants on site, featuring menus designed around authentic flavours and local farm-to-table ingredients.

Castelfalfi is the one-of-a-kind, unforgettable Italian destination.

This package comes complete with 2 economy return flights to Florence, Italy and a brilliant noir and emerald luggage set courtesy of Travel Best Bets:

  • Large Leather Suitcase
  • Leather Carry-on Suitcase
  • On-The-Go Leather Tote Bag
  • Leather Travel Wallet

Value: $10,626

Generously donated by Friends of BC Women’s Health Foundation + Travel Best Bets


Booking must be made at least 4 weeks prior to departure and is subject to availability. Travel must be booked by Sept 30, 2024. Extensions are allowed. Transportation to/from the airport, insurance and items of personal nature are the sole responsibility of the passenger. The prizewinner is also responsible for obtaining any documentation required for travel. Travel package has a maximum value of $10,000 CAD. Should your trip exceed the maximum value the certificate holder will be responsible for the difference. Additional costs may include but are not limited to add-ons; holiday pricing; upgrades, and late bookings.

2nd place prize - Generously donated by Britton Diamonds

2nd Place Prize: 14k White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings

Value: $4,100

Generously donated by Britton Diamonds

These classic diamond stud earrings will dazzle in the boardroom and on a night out. 14K white gold beautifully silhouettes a perfectly shaped, artisan created diamond, 1.58 CTW. The perfect complement to any wardrobe!

Silent Auction

The Glow Gala Raffle is closed! We wish to thank our generous auction donors throughout Canada and our Online Auction Sponsor Dixon Mitchell for supporting women’s health.


Funds raised during our Fund-A-Need will support genomics-informed care provided by the Provincial Medical Genetics Program (PMGP), a provincial centre of excellence located at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. Genomics-informed care, particularly for patients with rare and/or inherited disorders, has been shown to result in faster and more accurate diagnoses, improved outcomes, and reduced health care costs.  Genomics care provides precise, patient-specific treatment plans for: expectant mothers that can save a newborn’s life upon delivery; critically-ill infants in the NICU; those born with genetic cancer susceptibility syndrome; patients with genetic eye-disorders and more. Let’s save little lives, and lengthen and improve quality of life for British Columbians.

Women’s Health Champion

The Women’s Health Champion is awarded to an individual, family or organization who is dedicated to advancing women’s health and contributed to transforming healthcare for women.  They have inspired the community to ensure all women at all life stages have access to the highest quality healthcare when, where and how they need it. They are selected by a committee comprised of BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), Foundation and Glow Committee leaders.

This year, we will pay tribute to two Women’s Health Champions who have philanthropically, or through their life’s work, improved the health of women in BC.


Women’s Health Champion, Community Leader: Lalji Family

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The Lalji family are generous supporters of BC Women’s Health Foundation.

In the 1970s, the Laljis fled violence in Uganda and found peace and safety in Canada. Grateful for their lives, today, the Laljis are honoured to give back to those just beginning theirs. In 2018, Lalji family support helped open the Urgent Care Center, which serves pregnant patients through to post-birth at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. Today, thanks in part to their philanthropy, the BC Women’s Maternity Urgent Care Centre is the province’s only urgent care centre dedicated to caring for pregnant and postpartum women up to 6 weeks post-birth, and cares for more than 10,000 patients annually.

Thanks to the generosity of the Laljis and their successful real estate business, Larco Investments, the family has invested in women as a cornerstone of society and is passionate about fostering healthy families all across BC.

Dr. Deborah Money

Women’s Health Champion, Health Leader: Dr. Deborah Money

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Dr. Deborah Money is a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a clinician/scientist in Reproductive Infectious Diseases. She has led studies on HIV in pregnancy, the HPV vaccine, the vaginal microbiome, three large pan-Canadian studies of COVID-19 in pregnancy, resulting in over 240 publications. She is the incoming Chair of the FIGO Infections in Pregnancy committee. Awards include; Queen Elisabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the Lifetime Achievement Award, Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (US) (2019) the Award for Excellence in Research, Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology of Canada (2022). For more information regarding Dr. Money, please click here.


Sophie Lui of Global BC


Howard Blank

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Howard Blank is a proud member of the entertainment and NPO sector.

Howard currently serves as CEO of Point-Blank Entertainment Ltd. Over the past 25 years Howard has helped to raise over 1 billion dollars for organizations across North America.

Howard has received many accolades and awards and is recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the British Columbia Community Achievement Medal and the Order of Canada Sovereign’s medal for volunteerism.

In 2021 Howard was featured in Business in Vancouver’s BIV 500 as one of the top executives in British Columbia.

Glow Committee

The Glow Committee is a passionate and driven team of volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise to ensure the Glow Gala is a memorable evening and meets its fundraising goal. Thank you for your generosity + commitment to women’s health.

Co-Chairs: Dr. Monica Li + Dr. Sadiq Abdulla

Cayley Benjamin
Madeleine Clerides
Heather Duval
Heather McCauley
Lisa Skidmore
Lucy So

Thank You to our Sponsors




Women’s Health Champion, Health Leader

+ Joseph Segal Family Foundation

After party

Online Auction







Pillar Partners




Audio Visual



Auction Sponsors



Support This Event

For information on how to donate to this year’s Fund-A-Need or make a live or silent auction donation, please contact Stephanie Marron, Manager, Partnerships + Events at stephanie.marron@bcwomensfoundation.org

Glow Gala 2022

We acknowledge that we carry out our work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

When we refer to “women”, we are referring to women in all their diversity, inclusive of LGBTQ2SAI+ individuals.

Chances are 1 in 575 (total tickets for sale) to win the raffle prize. Must be 19+ to play. Open to BC residents. BC Gaming Event License #144115.

Know your limit play within it.