The Now's Race for Babies fundraiser is returning to Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino on Friday, Oct. 26, for another exciting night at the races.
The second annual event raises money for the food bank's Tiny Bundles program, which provides weekly food hampers to more than 200 pregnant women and mothers with children under the age of one. Eggs, milk, vegetables and baby formula for moms who can't nurse are just a few of the items in each hamper.
Last year's event raised $11,000.
In 2011, 41 per cent of the food bank's 14,000 to 15,000 monthly recipients were children.
With the purchase of a $50 ticket, guests can feast on a buffet dinner, snack on hors d'oeuvres and wash it all down with two beverages. The fundraiser also features live entertainment, a live and silent auction and a view of the racetrack.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until the races end at Fraser Downs, located at 17755 60th Avenue. For tickets and more information, call the Now at 604-572-0064.
- The Now