‘Evening of Hope’ Celebrated in Toronto

May 14, 2012 Updated: October 2, 2015
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Survivor and mother Karma Brown shares her inspiring story and at the event. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Time)

Fertile Future, a Canadian non-profit organization providing fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals, held its Evening of Hope fundraising initiative May 10 at Hart House in Toronto.

Hosted by CTV personality Anwar Knight, the event featured artist Beckie DiLeo painting live to music performed by acclaimed classical pianist Shoshana Telner, as well as a silent auction.

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Proceeds from the silent auction sales go to Fertile Future. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Supporters at the Evening of Hope event pose for a photo. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Internationally acclaimed classical pianist Shoshana Telner performs at the event while Beckie DiLeo paints. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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(L-R) Shira Benson, Fay Weisberg from First Steps Fertility Clinic, and Andrew Weisberg attend the Evening of Hope event. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Carl Laskin and Michelle Todgham from LifeQuest Clinic enjoy the Evening of Hope event. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Josh McKie and Valerie Verheyen take part in the Evening of Hope. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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(L-R) Lynn van der Linde, president of Fertile Future, Jennifer Cookman, and Jessica Hacker, executive director of Fertile Future. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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People take part in the Evening of Hope at the Hart House. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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All smiles at the Evening of Hope event (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Anatoly Dvorkin and Sara R. Cohen (Fertility Law Canada) take part in the Evening of Hope. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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The beginning of the Evening of Hope event. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Supporters attend the Evening of Hope event. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Supporters share a laugh at the Evening of Hope event. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Some of the prizes put up for auction to support Fertile Future. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Supporters take part in the Evening of Hope. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)
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Master of Ceremonies Anwar Knight (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)