$527,861.01 Raised at The 2012 Montreal International Auto Show Charity Preview Evening

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) Charity Preview evening, which took place January 12, 2012, and was presented by the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation Foundation and the Palais des congrès de Montréal, raised $527,861.01 to benefit five (5) worthy causes within the Greater Montreal's medical community: Fondation du CHUM, Montréal Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation, The McGill University Health Centre Foundation, Pierre-Boucher Hospital Foundation and Santa Cabrini Foundation.

More than $2.8 million donated since 2005
Since its premiere back in 2005, the event has raised more than $2.8 million for hospital foundations of the Greater Montreal Area health care community. For the 8th consecutive year, the auto industry is proud to offer its support to five (5) foundations, all working towards a common goal: preserving your health.

An enchanting evening!
In keeping with its previous editions, the 2012 Charity Preview, whose spokesperson was well-known comedian and car enthusiast José Gaudet, was a resounding success! The 3,467 attendees were able to feast their eyes on some of the latest automotive industry creations before the opening to the public. Attendees met and mingled with some of the auto industry's biggest names along with well-known personalities from Quebec's artistic and sport communities. The event was enjoyed by all, taking place in a relaxed atmosphere and featuring impressive door prizes, entertaining music, as well as a delicious buffet dinner and a fine selection of wines. The Silent Auction was a real winner this year and raised $24,900.
Mr. Pascal Dandurand, 2012 Montreal International Auto Show President, thanked the generous contribution of all attendees. "For the 8th consecutive year, we are very proud to be able to support five (5) foundations whose hard work and dedication remain essential to the health and well-being of everyone within the Greater Montreal Area", expressed Mr. Pascal during the evening.


For further information:

Tamar Kantarjian
Communications and Marketing Director
Montreal International Auto Show
514 789-3442

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