Stems of Hope Gala: Heroes Among Us

The 3rd Annual Stems of Hope gala boldly proclaimed to have an un-precedented event filled with amazement, entertainment and education.  Walking right in the decor of the retro superhero theme was a delight for guests both young and young-at-heart.

It was quite confusing to have the different themes of a gala (at the Kool Haus of all places), with superheroes mixed with old school rap but that’s what made this gala really fun.  Somehow it all just worked and it’s for the benefit of children with neurological disorders (check out for more info).

With a very large variety food, a “supermarket” of cuisine  (Toben, Southwest Burger, Spudniks, New York Fries, The Cupcake Shoppe, Waffle Bar, Cold Stone Creamery), great entertainment from a star-studded lineup (Young MC, Rob Base, Rapper’s Delight and Naughty by Nature) and notable personalities (Anne Mroczkowski, Leslie Roberts of Global TV), you definitely must take note of this annual fundraiser with a lot of emphasis on fun.  There was also a raffle, video art installation, a live and silent auction, and a Three To Be Hero awards ceremony. Make a note to be here next year and get ready for an action-packed night!

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Check out this great video recap of the whole evening! Courtesy of Three to Be Foundation (Gold Line Studios)


THREE TO BE’s mission is to advocate and raise funds to support and advance the development of innovative research, education and therapies for children with neurological disorders.

THREE TO BE Is a registered charitable foundation providing funds to support a multidisciplinary approach for children with neurological conditions. THREE TO BE’s funds are being used to:

  • Support the neurological research community by funding salaries, grants, and prizes to develop cutting-edge therapies and treatments for children
  • Purchase innovative therapeutic equipment for rehabilitative purposes
  • Support educational programs, conferences, and facilities that focus on the development of children with disabilities
  • Develop a parent resource and information platform to support families of children with neurological disorders

For more information, please visit

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