Chair of BC Children's Hospital Foundation capital campaign and Teck's CEO, Don Lindsay (l), with Jennifer MacKenzie.

Chair of BC Children's Hospital Foundation capital campaign and Teck's CEO, Don Lindsay (l), with Jennifer MacKenzie.

The Lee Family, from left: Lily, Robert, Carlota and Derek. Robert is the founder and chairman of The Prospero Group.

The Lee Family, from left: Lily, Robert, Carlota and Derek. Robert is the founder and chairman of The Prospero Group.

From left: David Podmore, chairman and CEO of Concert Properties; Teri Nicholas, president and CEO ofBC Children’s Hospital Foundation, with husband Lee.

From left: David Podmore, chairman and CEO of Concert Properties; Teri Nicholas, president and CEO ofBC Children’s Hospital Foundation, with husband Lee.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation board member Lisa Hudson (l), with Crystal Ball auction co-chair Tali’ah Aquilini.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation board member Lisa Hudson (l), with Crystal Ball auction co-chair Tali’ah Aquilini.

Connie Spear (l) with husband Kevin Bent,BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board chair and president and publisher of the Pacific Newspaper Group.

Connie Spear (l) with husband Kevin Bent,BC Children’s Hospital Foundation board chair and president and publisher of the Pacific Newspaper Group.

Global News personalities Sophie Lui (l) and Robin Gill.

Global News personalities Sophie Lui (l) and Robin Gill.

From left: Cancer researcher Dr. Catherine Pallen; head of the BC Children's Hopsital cancer research program Dr. Kirk Schultz; Pamela Scott, and president of the BC Children's Hospital Larry Gold.

From left: Cancer researcher Dr. Catherine Pallen; head of the BC Children's Hopsital cancer research program Dr. Kirk Schultz; Pamela Scott, and president of the BC Children's Hospital Larry Gold.

Chair of the 26th annual Crystal Ball, Diane Norton (m), with sons Justin (l) and Kyle.

Chair of the 26th annual Crystal Ball, Diane Norton (m), with sons Justin (l) and Kyle.

From left: Kim Wright; Colin Joudrie, VP business development at Teck; Casey Wright; Don Lindsay, CEO of Teck and chair of BC Children's Hospital Foundation capital campaign; and Larry Wright.

From left: Kim Wright; Colin Joudrie, VP business development at Teck; Casey Wright; Don Lindsay, CEO of Teck and chair of BC Children's Hospital Foundation capital campaign; and Larry Wright.

From left: Karen Flavelle, owner of Purdy's chocolates; Tracey and Brooke Wade, president of the Wade Capital Corporation.

From left: Karen Flavelle, owner of Purdy's chocolates; Tracey and Brooke Wade, president of the Wade Capital Corporation.

Steve Crombie (l), ICBC's VP of corporate communications and stakeholder engagement, with Deborah Sweeney, VP of BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

Steve Crombie (l), ICBC's VP of corporate communications and stakeholder engagement, with Deborah Sweeney, VP of BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

Retail and real estate legend and philanthropist Joe Segal (l), with wife Rosalie.

Retail and real estate legend and philanthropist Joe Segal (l), with wife Rosalie.

From left: Cameron Zinger, senior manager of public affairs at Telus; Jill Schnarr, VP of community affairs at Telus; Perry Boldt, regional manager for department of Canadian Heritage; and Kenn Hamlin, director of special projects at Telus.

From left: Cameron Zinger, senior manager of public affairs at Telus; Jill Schnarr, VP of community affairs at Telus; Perry Boldt, regional manager for department of Canadian Heritage; and Kenn Hamlin, director of special projects at Telus.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation Crystal Ball 2012
Four Seasons Hotel
November 29, 2012

More than 400 guests raised $1.1 million at the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 26th annual Crystal Ball. The money raised goes toward the foundation’s capital campaign, the Campaign for BC Children, which supports the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the gala bring the total raised in the $200-million campaign to more than $155 million. Diane Norton chaired the event for her fourth consecutive and final year, and will now hand the role over to Arya Eshgi.

Looking sharp in a tuxedo, Children’s Hospital patient Casey Wright stole the show when he took the stage to thank sponsors and guests. The 12 year old has a brain tumour, which has robbed him of vision in one eye and inhibited his growth, leaving him about the size of a six-year-old. He has become an eloquent spokesperson for the foundation and received a standing ovation.

Four Seasons executive chef Ned Bell was the creative mastermind behind the evening's delectable spread, which included a salmon and dungeness crab paupiette, pea tendrils and gingerbread crumble. Congratulations to the committee on another very successful Crystal Ball event!