St. Paul’s Hospital Addiction and Mental Health Care Brilliant (Dr. Keith Ahamad)

The number brought the crowd roaring to its feet.

At Brilliant, the annual fundraiser for St. Paul’s Foundation, president and CEO Dick Vollet announced to the sold-out audience that the gala had raised a record $1.5 million. The fancy evening, held at Rocky Mountaineer Station and encompassing dance, singing, mixed media, and fashion, as well as a lively auction, is the foundation’s yearly community draw—a chance to raise both money for St. Paul’s Hospital’s mental health and addiction services and awareness about the health issues facing the city.

Sara Harowitz reports. Read full story here.