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:
Director, Communication and Marketing
Fondation du CHUM