Third DNA Experience urban ball to feature performance by DJ Champion

MONTREAL, May 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The DNA Committee - the Future of the Fondation du CHUM is very pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of the DNA Experience urban ball will be held this fall in aid of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). The ball takes place on October 17 at the St. James Theatre, and takes as its theme the benefits of research and the hope it brings to hundreds of thousands of CHUM patients.

Following the outstanding success of two other events that raised more than $400,000, the DNA Committee wishes to celebrate in its own way the opening of the Centre de recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM), which took place last fall. This world-class centre of research, with its integrated education and training centre (CIEF), is made up of a team of highly qualified professionals working with state-of the-art equipment.

A performance to look forward to!

This exclusive evening, which will include a cocktail reception and a high-end open bar, will feature a 1-hour performance by Maxime Morin, alias DJ Champion. Maxime's participation is strongly symbolic: he personally came to realize the importance of this highly advanced hospital and its dedicated teams when he was nursed back to health there! As a patient, he saw the impact of the work undertaken by the Fondation, which through its mission supports research projects leading to the development of promising treatments.

Inspiring personal stories

To promote this third edition of the DNA Experience urban ball, a series of short videos will be unveiled in the next few months. In these videos, various patients offer touching personal stories about their CHUM experience and the importance of contributing to research. The first video features DJ Champion, who tells of his encounter with the hospital's professionals. To view his video, go to fondationduchum.com/en/2014/05/dj-champion.

The DNA Committee wishes to thank the generous sponsors of the evening: Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Kyo, Taverne Gaspar, Verses and Cohn & Wolfe.

About the DNA Committee - the Future of the Fondation du CHUM

The DNA Committee - the Future of the Fondation du CHUM comprises a mosaic of dynamic young professionals dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of CHUM patients through activities organized annually by and for their peers. The aim of the Committee is to raise awareness among their generation of the Fondation's cause and to satisfy their desire to contribute to the care of the hospital's patients. The DNA Committee believes that generosity is indeed something that exists in everyone's genes!

About the Fondation du CHUM

The Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) serves as a catalyst and a driving force in carrying out the CHUM's mission, with its numerous initiatives, fundraising activities (direct mailings, canvassing of individual donors, private foundations and corporations) and its capital fundraising campaign. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Fondation has provided more than 102 million dollars to the CHUM since 1998. Whether it is used to acquire the latest equipment, support research projects that lead to promising treatments, help train a new generation of medical professionals or support the promotion of health, the money raised contributes directly to the continued improvement of patient care. fondationduchum.com

SOURCE: Fondation du CHUM

For further information:

Elodie Grange
Director, Communication and Marketing
Fondation du CHUM
514 890-8361
elodie.grange.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca


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