MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) Charity Preview evening, which took place January 16, 2014, and was presented by the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation Foundation and the Palais des congrès de Montréal, donated $611,759.40 during the evening to benefit six (6) worthy causes within the Greater Montreal's medical community: Fondation du CHUM, Pierre-Boucher Hospital Foundation, Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, Montréal Sacré-Coeur Hospital Foundation, Santa Cabrini Foundation, St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.The Silent Auction helped raise $30,000, which was later added to the total donation amount.
More than $4 million donated since 2005
Since its premiere back in 2005, the event has raised more than $4 million for hospital foundations of the Greater Montreal area health care community. For the 10th consecutive year, the auto industry is proud to offer its support to six (6) foundations, all working towards a common goal: preserving your health.
A sparkling event!
The 2014 Charity Preview, whose spokesperson was well-known comedian Rémi-Pierre Paquin, was a record breaking success! The 4,500 attendees celebrated the 10-year anniversary with champagne and feasted their eyes on the beautiful cars 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 political, artistic and sport communities. The event was enjoyed by all, taking place in a relaxed atmosphere and featuring amazing prizes, entertaining music, as well as a delicious buffet dinner and a fine selection of wines.
Stéphane Guilbault 2014 Montreal International Auto Show President was pleased with the record attendance and thanked all guests for their presence. "I am happy and very proud of the generosity of our attendees year after year. The Greater Montreal Auto Industry should be proud of tonight's donation", expressed Guilbault during the evening.
SOURCE: MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
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