Sarah Palin who shook up the 2008 U.S. election when she was picked to be the vice-presidential candidate by John McCain, is to attend a fundraiser for two Hamilton, Ontario hospitals on April 15.
Gabe Macaluso, a member of the committee organizing the dinner at Carmen's Banquet Centre, said: "This is quite the coup. She's one of the hottest speakers on the Speakers Bureau. The demand is huge."
The former Alaska governor recently joined the Washington Speakers Bureau, which represents former president George W. Bush.
Palin will speak at a fundraiser for the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Peter's Hospital. Organizers hope to sell 1,000 tickets at $200 a plate, but raise more via photos with her.
Reports say Palin makes $200,000 a speech, which Macaluso says is "around the ballpark." Two weeks after its Nov. 17 release, Palin's memoir, Going Rogue, sold one million copies. But this is pure speculation as her fee, if any, has not been made public.