2013 Experience Kanaval Gala & Auction

Meds & Food for Kids’ second annual “Experience Kanaval” Gala & Auction, held on February 9, 2013 at the St. Louis Science Center was an amazing success! Nearly 500 friends and supporters soaked up the sounds of an authentic Haitian RaRa band and swayed to the rhythms of a Haitian dance troupe all evening long. The “marketplace” that housed our silent auction of Haitian art was a unique shopping experience where guests shopped for colorful treasures beneath palm fronds and Haitian decor. Everyone was served up a delicious Haitian inspired dinner in the festively decorated Science Center’s Exploradome, which mirrored the “Spirit of RaRa” theme.

Most importantly, everyone was inspired by MFK’s mission to save lives and ignite economic development in Haiti. To all of our sponsors, donors, guests and friends, we owe you all a HUGE thank you! Thanks to your generous support, we raised over $400,000! By standing with us, you are helping ensure that every deserving “peanut” gets their chance to grow!

To see more of the event, view Patti Gabriel Photography‘s photos from the night posted on MFK’s facebook: 2013 Experience Kanaval Gala & Auction on Facebook

Our "Marketplace" held lots of treasures from Haiti.
Our “Marketplace” held lots of treasures from Haiti.
All the proceeds from the art sold that night went directly to MFK's programs in Haiti!
All the proceeds from the art sold that night went directly to MFK’s programs in Haiti!
Haitian dancers and drummers entertained guests as they arrived.
Haitian dancers and drummers entertained guests as they arrived.
Drs. Pat and Peter Raven. Dr. Raven served as honorary chair of this year's event.
Drs. Pat and Peter Raven. Dr. Raven served as honorary chair of this year’s event.
Dr. Pat Wolff and Thad Simons, President and CEO of Novus International. This year Mr. Simons was also an honorary chair for the event.
Dr. Pat Wolff and Thad Simons, President and CEO of Novus International. This year Mr. Simons was also an honorary chair for the event.
The Haitian RaRa band really brought home the festive flavors of Mardi Gras!
The Haitian RaRa band really brought home the festive flavors of Mardi Gras!
A special thank you to Steve Tillery and Korein Tillery for their generous support of this year's event.
A special thank you to Steve Tillery and Korein Tillery for their generous support of this year’s event.
An amazing group of friends from CPChemical came in from out of town for the event! Thank you CPChemical!
An amazing group of friends from CPChemical came in from out of town for the event! Thank you CPChemical!
You, our friends and supports made this night possible.
You, our friends and supporters made this night possible.

Thank you for generously believing in the coming transformation of Haiti!