A room full of women surround a catwalk. The fashion show is over. The women grow restless. Two Toronto firefighters strut out and flex their suspenders. Programs stir up a breeze. The auctioneer opens the bidding for the Food & Fire prize. Beside me, Kate thrusts her hand into the air. Across the way, someone outbids her. Up goes Kate’s hand. Over to the side, another outbidding. Excitement hums in the air. Up goes Kate’s hand, again and again. She wins! A dinner for eight, served in her home, by firefighters. Swoon!
Kate’s eight guests (Including me. Whee!) are all romance writers. Romance and firefighters. Is there a better match anywhere?
Why were we lucky women served a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Stefan and served by firefighters Aziz, Doug, Drew, and Dave?
Have another look at the t-shirts the firefighters are wearing. I know you want to. I’ll wait.
Dum dee dum dum, dum dee dum dum.
They say LOVE HER.
LOVE HER is a charity event: A fashionable evening for Ovarian Cancer Canada. From their website:
Ovarian Cancer Canada is a registered Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to overcome ovarian cancer, providing leadership by:
- Supporting women living with the disease and their families
- Raising awareness in the general public and with health care professionals
- Funding research to develop early detection techniques, improved treatment and, ultimately, a cure
Please help build awareness and increase knowledge. Please click on the logo and donate to Ovarian Cancer Canada, or a similar organization in your own country.
Because you LOVE HER.
Everyone has a special HER in their lives: Grandma, mom, aunt, sister, cousin, daughter, niece, yourself. Mine is a dear friend, a seventeen-year survivor of ovarian cancer. Who’s yours?
© Joan Leacott 2012
Thanks, Joan, for a fabulous recap of a wonderful evening. And BTW, visitors, I’m that 17-year (and counting) survivor. A donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada helps us educate the medical community as well as women-at-risk so that early detection, which saved my life, of this silent killer will someday be the rule, not the exception. Kate