First Annual BABZ Chula Event
First Annual BABZ, A Fundraising Event Benefiting Babz Chula
November 6, 2008
Live Performances by The Wet Spots, Wyckham Porteous, Steven Drake, Jim Byrnes, John Mann, Jenny Magenta, Rachael Chatoor, Laura Doyle & DJ Chris Kalhoon.
Babz, one of the most treasured matriarchal actresses in the Vancouver Film Community, is now engaged in her third battle with cancer. Babz is currently fighting two types of cancer; breast cancer that has metastasized to the liver, and a non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which lives in the blood. To ensure Babz has access to everything she needs to regain her health, close friends from the Canadian film industry (Ben Ratner/Moving Malcolm; Nick Lea/X-Files; Gabrielle Miller/Corner Gas and others) have banded together and formed a small charitable society, The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society.
Space has been generously provided by The Caprice with additional support from the Union of B.C. Performers (UBCP), Wendy D Photography, ClubZone, Collingwood Management, Vancouver Actors Guide, Ultra Press Printing, & The Lyric School of Acting and a Special Thanks to Woody Jeffreys for event promotion.
The Society is presently focussed on raising funds to support Babz in her struggle to regain her health. It is the Society’s goal and Babz’ wishes that the Society continue on indefinitely. To support the very same community of artists who continue to give their support to her. Unfortunately though, the support we’ve received hasn’t been enough to fully cover her long-term treatments. As Babz is unable to continue with Chemotherapy, it’s of utmost importance that we meet the demand for alternative healing measures.