MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2015 Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation's signature event, was held on September 10. Extremely popular among Montreal's arts and business communities, the evening was a huge success, raising $1.7 million for the Montreal Heart Institute.
A special tribute was paid to Marc Poulin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc., as well as to the IGA members of the Association Des Épiciers du Bassin Laurentien. Thanks to the "$2 straight to the heart" campaign, the IGAs, their suppliers and their clients have raised, over the past 29 years, an impressive $8.1 million for the Institute's Foundation. Through their generosity, involvement and dedication, they contribute significantly to innovation at the Montreal Heart Institute and its reputation.
Cirque du Soleil gave a breathtaking artistic and acrobatic performance in the heart of the Uniprix Stadium. Guests also enjoyed a gourmet dinner accompanied by prestigious wines carefully selected by experts from the SAQ. Thank you to these two partners who, year after year, have lent their support to help make the Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs a success. For this event, the Foundation also received invaluable contributions from its Platinum partners: Scotiabank and Oliver Wyman.
Once again this year, numerous public figures were in attendance: Stefano Faita, Josée di Stasio, Christian Bégin, Mitsou Gélinas, Isabelle Maréchal and many others.
Since its creation in 1977, the Foundation has donated more than $200 million to the Montreal Heart Institute, one of the best cardiology centres in the world that serves all Quebeckers.
About the Montreal Heart Institute
Founded in 1954 by Dr. Paul David, the Montreal Heart Institute constantly aims for the highest standards of excellence in the cardiovascular field through its leadership in clinical and basic research, ultra-specialized care, professional training and prevention. It is affiliated with Université de Montréal. www.icm-mhi.org
About the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation
The mission of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is to raise and administer funds to support the Institute's priority and innovative projects and help its fight against cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death worldwide. https://www.icm-mhi.org/en/foundation
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