The Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Ball - More than $1.5 million raised for the fight against cancer

MONTREAL, April 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division, is proud to announce that the Daffodil Ball, a gala evening held on April 16 in Montreal with 600 prestigious guests in attendance, has helped us raise $1.565 million that will be used in the fight against cancer.

The Daffodil Ball is one of the most exclusive annual galas in Canada. The cream of Canada's social and business circles were present Thursday night at Windsor Station for this lavish dinner-dance where thousands of fresh daffodils – the Canadian Cancer Society's emblem – formed the centerpiece of the evening's spectacular decor with the theme "Shanghai Silk".

Robert G. Card, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin, Charles Sirois, Chairman of the Board at CIBC and Frank Vettese, Managing Partner and CEO of Deloitte Canada, co-chaired this 22nd annual Daffodil Ball. They stressed the fact that this gala event is the biggest fundraiser for the fight against cancer in Canada, with a net revenue of $27 million since 1994.

The money raised at the Daffodil Ball saves lives: today, 63% of people who have been told "You have cancer," are alive five years after their diagnosis. In the 1940s, the overall survival rate was around 25%.

 

SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division

Image with caption: "Pierre Lafrenière, SCC, Quebec Division Board Chair; Frank Vettese, Managing Partner and CEO of Deloitte in Canada and co-chair of the Ball; Pamela Fralick, National President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society; Robert G. Card, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin and Charles Sirois, Chairman of the Board at CIBC, also co-chairs of the Ball. (CNW Group/Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150420_C7059_PHOTO_EN_14480.jpg

For further information: André Beaulieu, Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations, Canadian Cancer Society - Quebec Division, abeaulieu@quebec.cancer.ca 514 393-3444

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