Saturday, August 27, 2011

Once Upon A Cure - Video: Public Service Announcement for September Gala

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A Public Service Announcement by Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Elyse Levesque for the 'Once Upon a Cure' Gala benefitting MPS II Hunter Syndrome Research on September 24, 2011 at The Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver, BC. Details at: or

Ryan Purcell worked as a camera operation for the Stargate franchise, beginning with Stargate Atlantis, and then Stargate Universe. Ryan's son Trey was diagnosed with a rare genetic and progressive disease called Hunter Syndrome, or MPS-II (mucopolysaccharidosis II) in 2006. The Purcells established the MPS-II Research Fund within the Canadian MPS Society (charity number: 12903 0409 RR0001) and began fundraising. Their efforts started with the annual “Tacos for Trey” fundraiser, a local event geared towards families – the goal of which was to fund one $40,000 research grant each year specifically for Hunter Syndrome research.

With this Gala, we are hoping to take the fundraising, which began with “Tacos for Trey,” to a higher level. All donations made to the MPS II Fund go directly towards MPS II research, minus a 5% administration fee. The costs associated with advocacy and fundraising are either donated or paid for by the Purcell family. Since 2007, the MPS II Fund has granted $184,000 to research.

To read more about Trey and the Purcells, and their journey with this rare disease, you can visit Trey’s site here:


Saturday September 24, 2011

Cocktail Reception 6pm
Dinner 7pm

Special Live Entertainment – Live & Silent Auctions

Dress: Black Tie

The Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard St Vancouver, BC

The cast, staff and crew of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe and Sanctuary have participated in the previous fundraisers for Trey Purcell, and Once Upon A Cure just tweeted today that they have confirmed Amanda Tapping's attendance at the Once Upon a Cure Gala.

Other special guests include: Smallville's Allison Mack, Stargate Universe's Lou Diamond Phillips, Elyse Levesque, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Julia Benson; Eureka's Colin Ferguson, Stargate Atlantis' Jewel Staite, Paul McGillion; Sanctuary's Ryan Robbins, Stargate alums Peter DeLuise and Anna Marie DeLuise, Riese's Christine Chatelain and The Killing's Peter Benson.

The excellent site Wormhole Riders has photos from the May 2010 Charity Event available here

Source: You Tube

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