The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society

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Celebrity Dinner: Matthew Good

Matthew Good & CinCin help Babz Chula, one of Canada’s most accomplished actors, in her fight for a life without cancer.

On Saturday, August 9, 2008, Matthew Good dined at the acclaimed Vancouver restaurant, CinCin with his Celebrity Auction winner.

CinCin generously provided the meal which included suggested wine pairings. Matthew Good and his guest, Stella, enjoyed CinCin’s Green Asparagus Soup & 1 year Aged Biodynamic Risotto of Sweet Pea with Mint.

Matt Stella

Matthew Good with celebrity dinner winner, Stella. Photo Credit: Dean Buscher

Canadian musician and local Vancouverite, Matthew Good, has just completed the Canadian leg of the Matthew Good and his Band tour following the 2007 release of his 11th album, Hospital Music. Matthew will continue the tour August 29th at Club Infinity in Buffalo, NY.

The Matthew Good dinner is the first in a long time of Celebrity Dinners auctioned to raise money for Babz Chula’s treatments. The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society held the Celebrity Auction on eBay, April 2008. A large component of the auction included Celebrity Dinners. The winning bid for Matthew Good’s dinner helped to raise over $2000.00. The total value of the dinner is in excess of $2500 with special thanks to the Top Table Group and CinCin.

Other Celebrity Dinners on the auction table included; dinners with David Duchovny and Nicholas Lea (Californication, X Files), Chris Carter (X Files), Callum Keith Rennie (Normal, The X-Files: I want to believe), Gabrielle Miller and John Cassini (Corner Gas, Robson Arms), Paul McGillian and Jewel Staite (Stargate Atlantis),Tahmoh Penikett and Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica).

Chula’s breast cancer has recurred and spread to her liver, and she now finds herself in a very rare and challenging situation. Says Dr. Lemmo, her naturopathic oncologist, “this is a chronic disease but overall, Babz is doing remarkably well. That’s because of her determination, commitment to healing, the support of her integrative team, and the benefits she has shown from naturopathic cancer care. She represents an individual treatment plan, pioneering a new framework for cancer care. Because her case is so unique, we need to explore new methods of care and treatment.”

Chula is revered as a generous mentor to young artists and a tireless volunteer to countless charity causes. Now, facing two types of cancer, she once again needs our help to stay alive and continue to give back to the community that has so warmly supported her in the past. Says Chula, “True healing begins with gestures of generosity and actions that we take to alleviate the suffering of others. My hopes for the future include using my energy to support other artists facing similar challenges to mine. I’d like to collect and organize all the information and revelation that I’ve experienced on this journey and get it out to others in a comprehensive fashion.”

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