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Annual Fundraiser Party Under the Stars Returns

To the Stan and Back’s annual main fundraising event, “Party Under the Stars,” will return this December after a three-year hiatus.

“We are thrilled to once again meet in person,” said Cheri Elliot, founder of To the Stan and Back.

This year’s gala is back with its usual festivities and mission to support a worthy cause.

“We would like to give to post-trauma wellness programs such as the ones offered by Vets Canada and Project Trauma Support. We often give to homeless Veterans on the streets of Ottawa and hope to do so again this year,” said Elliot.

This year’s headliner is Canadian country singer Jason McCoy. The event will also feature an open bar, silent auction and prizes. All net proceeds will go towards PTSD wellness programs for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and other front-line responders.

Years of Supporting Soldiers

Since 2010, the not-for-profit To the Stan and Back has hosted Party Under the Stars. The event traditionally has brought together parliamentarians, dignitaries, and Veterans to show support for CAF members and the Veteran community.

“This event raises awareness for PTSD on a national scale as well as funds to tangibly make a difference in the lives of our veterans and frontline responders,” noted Elliot.

About To the Stan and Back

To the Stan and Back, the Stan referring to Afghanistan was started by Elliot, a military mom. She was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for her service to the CAF.

She started the charity as a way to thank serving men and women and support them in the services they need. It provides service dogs, raises public awareness, supports wellness and support programs, and offers discounted gift certificates for CAF members.

To date, To the Stan and Back has donated $330,000 to organizations and projects that support these causes.

Party Under the Stars will be held at City Hall in Ottawa on Dec. 13, 2022, at 5:30. Tickets are $40. To purchase tickets, click here. To learn more about To the Stan and Back, visit here.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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