MONTREAL, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Prepare yourselves for a night filled with gastronomy, glamour and excitement for Casino contre le Cancer's third edition, on Friday, September 26th, 2014. The Vintage Vegas themed event will be held at Le Windsor Ballrooms located at 1170 Peel Street in Montreal.
With your help, the Montreal Cancer Institute's Young Ambassadors Circle and Ms. Maral Tersakian, Executive Director, hope to raise close to $150,000 this year. All proceeds will finance cancer immunotherapy research through the Diane Asselin Fund. Ticket prices are between $150 and $250, and guests can choose between the three options offered for the evening, with a tax receipt issued for the eligible amount.
A menu of culinary delights
From 6:00 PM onwards, guests can enjoy a 5-course VIP dinner and wine pairing prepared by renowned Relais & Châteaux Chef Jérôme Ferrer from Restaurant Europea and his team.
Bet against cancer in the company of WSOP (World Series of Poker) Champions!
For the great cause of cancer research, compete against poker enthusiasts, seasoned professionals and WSOP champions including Charles-Alexandre Sylvestre, Pascal Lefrancois and Marc-André Ladouceur in the VIP Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament starting at 6:30 PM.
A Casino Night in 'Las Vegas'
The 'Vintage Vegas' themed Casino Night will kick-off at 9:00 PM with gaming tables and a silent auction, allowing all guests to bet against cancer. Open bar, food stations, special performances by visual artist Antoine Tavaglione (TAVA) and burlesque performer Scarlett James, music by DJ Abeille, video content created by Circo de Bakuza and a luxurious experience by Armani Beauty are awaiting for you.
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About the Diane Asselin Fund for Immunotherapy
The Montreal Cancer Institute and its team of affiliated researchers firmly believe in immunotherapy as the leading and innovative step towards the cure for cancer. As such, the Casino contre le Cancer was created as an annual event to help support the Diane Asselin Fund, a fund dedicated to research in immunotherapy.
The Young Ambassadors Circle
The Montreal Cancer Institute's Young Ambassadors Circle is a group comprised of young leaders from various professional backgrounds aged 25 – 40, each holding the Institute's mission close to their heart. The Young Ambassadors play a key role in the organizing and promotion of the Casino contre le Cancer, a very special annual fundraiser, which started in 2012. In the last two years, the Casino contre le Cancer has raised close to a net total of $180,000.
About the Montreal Cancer Institute
The philanthropic role of the Institute is fundamental: to support research that will ultimately lead to victory and cure of cancer. The Montreal Cancer Institute is one of the community's leading non-profit organizations, dedicating itself to the challenging global fight against cancer. Since it was founded 65 years ago, the Institute has brought us much closer to overcoming this battle focusing its philanthropic initiatives on the financing of research and training in oncology. Thanks to the Institute's keen determination, more than one hundred researchers have received the finest training in the field. Those affiliated with the Institute are also now considered to be amongst the best in the world. These skilled and accomplished researchers help to make the medical breakthroughs which save lives and provide renewed hope to thousands of families across Québec. The Institute is run by a very devoted team and is supported by a board of directors led by Mr. André Boulanger, the President of Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie.
SOURCE: Institut du cancer de Montréal
For further information: Ana Marinescu, Member of the Montreal Cancer Institute's Young Ambassadors Circle, [email protected], 514-501-0262