MONTREAL, Oct. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The organizers of the second DNA
Experience urban ball are proud to announce that $250,000 has been raised in aid of
the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). The
now-annual event was conceived by a group of committed volunteers calling
themselves the DNA Committee - the Future of the Fondation du CHUM. The
ball attracted some 500 young professionals to the majestic St. James
Theatre for an evening featuring a late-1940s theme and, especially, to
support a good cause: the health and well-being of CHUM patients.
A generous ambassador
Singer IMA, the official ambassador for the event, was present and gave
a brilliant performance for the attendees. "I'm happy to lend my voice
to that of the DNA Committee in underlining the importance of health
and especially the difference that every gesture can make to the lives
of hospital patients. I'm very touched by the sense of solidarity and
energy surrounding this important project for our society - the CHUM.
That's why I wanted to get involved in the work of the Fondation," she
A generation mobilized behind the CHUM
The two co-chairs of the DNA Committee, Colin Danby and Sylvie Rabbat,
were delighted with the success of the evening. "We're really happy to
see that young people of our generation have answered the call and do
understand the importance of supporting the Fondation du CHUM. This
second urban ball really confirms the commitment of our peers and
encourages us to aim higher! It proves that generosity is something
that exists in everyone's genes."
"We would like to thank the members of the DNA Committee who worked so
hard to make the evening a success. Big things are happening at the
CHUM and we are blessed to be able to count on the efforts of a network
of young people who are clearly committed to giving our patients the
best in health care," stated Ékram Antoine Rabbat, President and CEO,
and Anne-Marie Côté, Director, Event Manager of the Fondation du CHUM.
The proceeds from DNA Experience will help in acquiring advanced equipment, promoting innovative research
projects, contributing to the excellence of teaching, and supporting
initiatives that promote better health and the patient experience at
The DNA Committee wishes to thank the following partners for their
support: Brault & Martineau, Groupe Antonopoulos (BEVO Bar + Pizzeria,
Gaspar, Kyo and Méchant Bœuf), Newad, La Presse+, Métro, Bio-K+,
SNC-Lavalin, Chic Bibi, Cohn & Wolfe and Bell.
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. All donations collected from these
activities will go toward the acquisition of advanced equipment,
excellence in teaching and research, promotion of better health and the
continued improvement of care provided to CHUM patients. 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
well-being 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.
Visit our website: fondationduchum.com/comiteadn and follow us on Facebook or Twitter: @FondationCHUM
SOURCE: Fondation du CHUM
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