Benefit + Awareness
Raising voices in support of charity
MUSIC • VIDEOS • ART • PRIZES • SHOPPING
Discover our 10th annual event May 1-June 1, 2022
Ever since Opera Mariposa’s inception, we’ve held an annual Benefit + Awareness event to raise funds and awareness for chronic neuro-immune diseases. Through the generosity of our community partners and people like you, we’re now in our tenth year – and in 2022, we’re honouring the May 12th International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia (ME & FM) with an entire month of programming.
Be sure to join us for music, videos, art, shopping and over $3,500 in prizes. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the ME | FM Society of BC – and this year, your support will be tripled thanks to matching donations by generous sponsors. This means that for every $10 you give, the charity gets $30!
In support of the
ME|FM Society of BC
Stream or download Jacqueline Ko’s studio single in support of the ME | FM Society of BC.
A new music video
May 31, 2022, 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
Join Opera Mariposa for the world premiere of Chi il bel sogno di Doretta, directed by and starring Jacqueline Ko and featuring Maria Hwa Yeong Jung! Don’t miss this new music video created in honour of Opera Mariposa’s 10th annual Benefit + Awareness event.
Opera Mariposa has partnered with artist and ME advocate Christina Baltais (Words as Medicine) to showcase her gorgeous artwork, inspired by her experiences with chronic illness. Join us on Facebook and Instagram throughout the month to discover some of her beautiful pieces and the stories behind them.
Music & Videos
Enjoy exclusive video premieres as part of our event, including a conversation with Mariposa co-founders Jacqueline Ko and Robin Hahn on Robin’s YouTube channel, and an exclusive new music video from Jacqueline on Opera Mariposa’s YouTube channel. Subscribe to both channels today to ensure you don’t miss a thing!
Last year’s Benefit + Awareness event
Thanks to your amazing support, our 2021 annual Benefit + Awareness event raised $10,471.46 for the ME | FM Society of BC – which brought Mariposa’s charity fundraising total to over $100,000 since our company started! Even though our 2021 Benefit + Awareness campaign is over, you can still enjoy some of the content online, including the interview video Opera & Chronic Illness: Let’s chat ME/CFS, the musical video Dies Bildnis, and the studio single The Singer. You can also read coverage of last year’s event from Stir Vancouver, Broadway World, BC Disability and the Vancouver Sun.