BOISE, ID – The Boise Metro Chamber’s 137th Annual Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 15 from 6–9:15 p.m. at the Boise Centre. This year’s Gala will feature author and public speaker, Garth Callaghan, also known as the “Napkin Notes Dad.”
Callaghan is a three-time cancer survivor and began writing notes on napkins to his daughter when she was 12 years old and including them in her lunch boxes. After being given an eight percent chance to live beyond five years, Callaghan wrote notes every day for the remainder of his daughter’s high school years. Callaghan quickly became a nationwide phenom known as “the Napkin Notes Dad” and authored his first book in 2014, “Napkin Notes.” Callaghan has appeared on several television shows including Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, Dr. Oz, and many others. “Napkin Notes” was picked up by Reese Witherspoon’s film production company Pacific Standard in conjunction with New Line to produce an adaptation film based on the memoir. Callaghan’s “Napkin Notes” represents recovery, hope, courage, and resiliency — the theme of this year’s Gala. In addition, comedian and entertainer James Cunningham will emcee the event.
“No human on this planet is a better messenger of recovery and hope than Garth Callaghan. The Boise Metro Chamber has somewhat of a tradition of attracting people with stories so powerful, they become movies. Garth’s story continues that tradition, and we are so excited to have this American hero come to Boise,” said Bill Connors, President and CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber.
Tickets for members and their guests are available for $125 each. Tickets for non-members and their guests are $175 each. A VIP reception, including a photo with Garth Callaghan, is available for an additional $100.
The 137th Annual Gala is supported by presenting sponsor Regence Blue Shield of Idaho, platinum sponsor Bank of Idaho, and gold sponsors Albertsons and Blue Cross of Idaho. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Teresa Kirkmire at 472-5241 for details.
What: Boise Metro Chamber’s Annual Gala
Who: Garth Callaghan, Keynote
When: Thursday, October 15, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. MDT
Where: Boise Centre
850 W. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Media: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Direct questions to Lindsay Moser at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 472-5258. The speaker does not permit recording of or taping during the speech.