Awards & Media

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MS Society of Canada – Division Award of Merit
Gabriella earns the 2014 Division Award of Merit with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada for making a significant contribution in furthering the MS Society’s mission making significant contributions on a division wide basis.


Ovation Magazine – The Power of Positivity
Sheridan College’s Alumni Magazine recognizes Gabriella for being a Grad On The Go.  Ovation celebrates people and achievement and this article outlines some of her inspirational achievements.



Canadian Small Business Woman of the Month

Gabriella Mammone earns an entrepreneurial award  through Canadian Small Business Woman.  Read more about Gabriella’s journey and learn what inspires her.

A and W Cruisin For A Cause - Gabriella Mammone radio commercial2013
Radio Commercials for Cruisin’ For A Cause Day
Gabriella was the radio voice for A&W’s Cruisin’ For A Cause Day.  These two clips were played over 20 radio stations across Ontario.

Radio commercial:

Thank you message:

Interview with 95.3 Fresh FM
Take a listen!  Gaby is a mom and she has MS. Donations came in today through #CruisinForACause with A&W Canada to help support the MS Society of Canada!


Gaby DiVirgilio Mammone, We will end MS2013
A&W Goes Old School To Raise Funds for the MS Society
Gabriella DiVirgilio-Mammone came out to support the Cruisin’ for a Cause campaign at A&W restaurant.  The fifth annual, nationwide event showcased over 60 classic cars while raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. View an article from the Mississauga News.

Mandarin Charity Golf Tournament, Mandarin Restaurant
Gabriella as the keynote speaker at Mandarin’s 14th annual charity golf tournament. Gabriella s peaks about her journey with Multiple Sclerosis. Joined by James Duthie, the host of NHL on TSN.  Click to view video.


Gabriella Civic Award-29-Mayor-Hazel-McCallion2013
Entrepreneur Earns Civic Award of Recognition
Gabriella, resident of Mississauga ON was honoured for her outstanding contribution to the community.  She was one of the recipients of the 2013 Civic Award of Recognition.  Honoured by Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council.

Gabriella Gaby Mammone DiVirgilio MS Ambassador, 1dayinmay

Gabriella as part of the 1 Day in May campaign by raising awareness about the experience of living with multiple sclerosis.  She believes the motto by the MS Society that ‘together WE CAN end MS.’  View campaign here.  Read more about Gaby’s story.

Mississauga MS Walk
The MS Society of Canada hosted its annual fundraiser and 5km or 7km walk.  Gabriella is a Volunteer Chairperson of the Mississauga MS walk and was proud to help organize the event to hep fund research and services for people with MS.  Article by SNAP Mississauga.

Gabriella Mammone at Queens Park, Queens Park Day, MS Ambassadors2013
Day at Queen’s Park – Government Relations & Social Action
Gabriella joined fellow MS Ambassadors in the annual Day at Queens Park to raise awareness about select priority issues for people living with MS.  She was a guest speaker that talked about her experiences in living with multiple sclerosis.  Joined by the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.


Mr. Lube MS Weekend
Mr. Lube has helped to recognize MS Awareness Month by donating money from every oil change throughout Canada.  Gabriella was the face of this campaign across Canada.  Click the picture to the left to view the postcard.


WAMS Gala, women against MS, Gaby Gabriella Mammone, guest speaker2013
WAMS Gala (Women Against MS), Fairmont Royal York
Over $410,000 was raised for MS research at the WAMS gala.  Gabriella speaks about her journey in living with MS.  Joined by Madam Justic Andromache Karakatsanis and Dr. Samantha Nutt.  Click picture to view video.

Family Jingle & Mingle, shared Christmas Party, Gabriella Mammone2012
Family Jingle & Mingle, International Centre
Gabriella works with a team of talented individuals and executes her lifelong dream of creating her own large event.  Family Jingle & Mingle is a shared Christmas celebration for families to enjoy the holiday season.  Supporting The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  Click picture to view video.

Sneak Peak at Family Jingle & Mingle 2012
Gabriella Mammone sits with Sonia Sache from Rogers TV on Daytime to talk about Family Jingle & Mingle.  Watch now.


2012 endMS Gala, Gabriella DiVirgilio Mammone, Keynote speaker, guest speaker, mamone, mammonne2012
Guest Speaker at the endMS Gala, Ritz Carlton
Gabriella Mammone speaks about her journey with Multiple Sclerosis at the 2012 endMS Gala in support of MS Research.  Click photograph to view the video.

Dragons' Den, Gabriella Mammone, Occasion Giftware, CBC Reality TV2012
Lessons From The Den, Costco Connection
Costco Member  Gabriella Mammone’s business pitch was quickly dismissed by the dragons in their den when she appeared on the hugely popular television show, but she’s anything but a failure.  Featured in the Costco Connection Magazine.


Dragons' Den, Occasion Giftware, Gabriella Gaby Mammone, Occasion Giftware, Arlene Dickenson, Arlene Dickensen, Arlene Dickenson, Venture Communications 2012
Dragons’ Den Appearance, CBC Television
Featured on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Season 6, Episode 19.  Entrepreneur from Mississauga, Ontario pitches her business, Occasion Giftware to the Dragons.  She may not have received the deal but thanks the Dragons for inspiring her to be a better speaker.  Watch now.

Robert Herjavec, Arelene Dickenson, Kevin O'Leary, David Chilton, Bruce Corxon, im Treliving, 2012
Mississauga Resident Enters the Dragons’ Den, Mississauga News
Mississauga entrepreneur Gabriella Mammone meets vetran business people to talk about her company, Occasion Giftware – Jim Treliving, Kevin O’Leary, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec, Bruce Croxon, Dianne Buckner.   Article by the Mississauga News.

Personal shopper, Gabriella Mammone, Occasion Giftware, Entrepreneur, Christmas shopper
Personal Shoppers Takes the Pressure Off, Toronto Star
Gift Guru, Gabriella Mammone takes pride in customizing gifts for her customers.  She has distinguished herself as a personal shopper and works with her customers to find gifts that fit their budget.  Article by the Toronto Star.