Tamanna Ghazvini and Tamara Fletcher, are the Co-Founders of www.Love4aCure.com, a non-profit organization that raises funds by hosting exclusive, high profile events in support of various cancer foundations.
This year in support of rethink Breast Cancer, they are hosting a dating auction on Feb. 14, 2013 at Maison Mercer. The event will include 10 of Toronto's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on the most extravagant dates.
These two best friends from university not only share a passion for charities, but also call themselves the Xtreme Team. In August 2012, they skydived 18,000 ft. to raise awareness and take a stand against sex trafficking.
Elevator Pitch: Describe your job in a nutshell.
Why did you start working at your company? What was the inspiration for this career route?
Like many others, we have both witnessed loved ones battle various forms of cancer. Those experiences trigger a passion within you to stand up and want to make a difference. Our goal when founding Love 4 A Cure was to work with leading Canadian charity organizations to bring awareness to a younger generation.
What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis? The most challenging part?
The best part of what we do on a day-to-day basis would have to be working closely together and the talented group of people who have made Love 4 a Cure possible.
The most challenging part of my day is learning the pain, hurt and sacrifice of what a fighter and survivor of cancer goes through.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Besides winning the Amazing Race year after year, we see ourselves highly involved in various charitable organizations, influencing young professionals to take the first step in making a difference in what they believe in.
What does success look like to you?
Success to us is the feeling of self-fulfilment. Waking up every day loving what you do and making a positive impact on the people around you.
What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
The most memorable milestone of our career has been bringing Love 4 a Cure to life. Seeing what can be accomplished when you surround your self with an amazing group of people who share the same goals and dreams.
Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
If you think you can, you can!
Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
Love 4 a Cure, obviously, rethink Breast Cancer, 18for18, NOH8.
What to you is notable?
Working hard and gaining recognition by your peers in a task that was challenging and rewarding to you.
Blackberry, iPhone, Android, or Other?
iPhone without a question.