The Room to Dream Foundation, dedicated to creating healing environments for children and adolescents facing chronic and debilitating illnesses, is pleased to announce they will be hosting ‘The Carnival of Dreams’ at the Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 6:30 to 10:30PM. 

The Carnival of Dreams will be a fun-filled evening of carnival games with premier prizes, a live auction, and a special menu featuring delicious dishes from Boston’s most renowned chefs including: Rebecca Newell from the Beehive, Jason Owens from Biltmore Bar and Grill, Denise Baron from Burton’s Grill, Sueli Oliviera from Dunn and Gaherins, Earl Quinn from Fiorella’s, Brian Po from Po’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, Lydia Shire from Scampo, Alina Eisenhauer from Sweet, Nikolas Krankl from Taste Coffee House and Lauren Bromberg from Gourmet Lauren.  

The Room to Dream Foundation will also be honoring four “Unsung Heroes” at this event – individuals who have consistently dedicated their time and talent to better the lives of critically ill children. This year’s honorees include: 

  • Tim Wakefield, Unsung athlete – Boston Red Sox Player
  • Michael Collins, Unsung architect/designer – D. Michael Collins Architects
  • Dr. Robert Graham, Unsung doctor  – Children’s Hospital
  • Elena Daha-Slavkova, Unsung social worker  – Children’s Hospital  

Additionally, there will be a showcase of four design vignette installations for a Room to Dream Foundation child’s room, one each for a young boy and girl, and one each for a teenaged boy and girl. These vignettes will be auctioned during the gala and will be created by the following notable Boston interior designers:

ASID New England, Board of Directors

Dennis Duffy, Duffy Design Group

Erin Gates, Element Interiors

Andrew Terrat, Terrat Elms

Founded in 2006, The Room to Dream Foundation, working with referrals from Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Unit, focuses on transforming living spaces of chronically ill children and families living in low and moderate-income urban and suburban areas. Through  a collaborative effort of professional artists, interior decorators, and other trade volunteers, the foundation works to create healing, colorful, and stimulating environments, giving children and adolescents “room to dream” of a healthier future. 

Tickets to the event are $100 (35 and under) and $175 (35 and over). For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Alexandra Abramowitz at 617-332-3066 or alex@roomtodreamfoundation.orgAll proceeds  benefit the Room to Dream Foundation.