$800,000 – Le Bal Rouge
From left to right: Luigi Liberatore, Bal Rouge Co-Chair, Giuseppe Borsellino, Bal Rouge Co-Chair, Dr. Jean-Philippe Pelletier, Interventional Cardiologist, MUHC, Dr. Sonny Dandona, Interventional Cardiologist, MUHC, Sam Red, Chairman of the Board of Directors, MUHC Foundation, Dr. Nicolo Piazza, Co-director, Interventional Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Program, MUHC, Dr. Stéphane Rinfret, Chief, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology, MUHC, Russell Copeman, Mayor of CDN-NDG borough, Dr. Giuseppe Martucci, Co-director, Interventional Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Program, MUHC, Dr. Nadia Giannetti, Chief of Cardiology, MUHC, Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health & Social Services, Julie Quenneville, President, MUHC Foundation.
On August 25, 2016, more than 250 guests were treated to an exceptional evening at Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel as part of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Foundation first Le Bal Rouge.
Raising more than $800,000, $300,000 of which will support the MUHC’s Cardiology Department, this fundraising gala was one of the premier events of the summer, and was attended by the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Gaétan Barrette, and Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace borough mayor Russell Copeman.
During the evening, the MUHC Foundation also presented its first-ever MUHC Foundation Award of Excellence.
This annual award is given to an individual or team that has pushed the boundaries of innovation and had a positive impact on the MUHC locally and internationally.
This year’s recipient was the MUHC’s Catheterization Laboratory team.