A personal thank you doesn’t get much better than the special evening Aiāna Restaurant Collective hosted Wednesday night for members of our community who, through their support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, are advancing cancer research and making sure those diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease get the practical and emotional help they need.
Some 85 invited guests gathered downtown to enjoy the finest food and drinks generously provided by Aiāna owner Devinder Chaudhary while mingling with like-minded community leaders in a gorgeous setting.
“It’s just so nice to host such generous people who have such big hearts and are so full of care, kindness and compassion,” Chaudhary told OBJ.social. “It’s an honour to stand in their company.”
The donors were welcomed by ORCF president and CEO Michael Maidment, along with the non-profit organization’s vice president of development and community engagement, Paula Muldoon, vice president of philanthropy Josée Quenneville, and Dr. Rebecca Auer, a surgical oncologist and director of cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital.
“Tonight, it’s all about thanking you for your impact and support in our community,” Maidment told a crowd that has been donating its money and/or time to raise important funds for the cancer foundation.