From the grandest of bals to the friendly golf tournament, the Foundation’s fundraising events vary but share a common goal – the commitment of hundreds of individuals committed to fundraise on behalf of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and to build awareness about heart disease. Some events are organized by the Foundation, others by third parties.
- Grand Bal des Vins-Coeurs / September 6, 2012
The Grand Bal de Vins-Cœurs, the Foundation’s flagship fundraising event, raised $2,400,000 on September 6, 2012 at the Salle des pas perdus of the Gare Windsor.
During this grand evening, some 850 guests gathered to honour Mr. L. Jacques Ménard, O.C., O.Q., Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec.
Under our honorary presidents Mr. René Angélil, Productions Feeling; Mr. André Desmarais, Power Corporation of Canada; Mrs. France Chrétien Desmarais, Corporate Director; as well as Mr. Kent Nagano and Mrs. Mari Kodama, Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, the success of the Grand Bal des Vins-Cœurs of the Foundation was also made possible by the dedication of our co-presidents: Mr. Aldo Bensadoun, The ALDO Group; Mr. Pierre Boivin, CLARIDGE; Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins, Fiera Capital; Mr. Mathieu L’Allier, BMO Financial Group; Mrs. Monique F. Leroux, Desjardins Group; Mr. John Parisella, HEC, Polytechnique and Université de Montréal; Mr. Norman M. Steinberg, Norton Rose; and Mr. Louis A Tanguay, Corporate Director.
View the picture of the evening
For further information, please contact Elsa Desjardins, Director, Events and Fundraising Projects at:
514-376-3330 ext. 3175.
- $2 Straight to the Heart / February 7 to 27, 2013
IGA merchants and the Foundation have been proud partners in the fight against heart disease for the past 27 years.
From February 7 to 27, 2013, make a $2 donation at an IGA or make a $2 or more by AccesD.
In 2013, you have showned your great genesority. Thanks to you, $425,000 have been raised with the $2 Straight to the Heart campaign.
For the past 27 years more than $7 million have been raised for the Foundation.
The Foundation thanks IGA merchants, the Health guide sponsors, IGA suppliers and their clients who supports the MHIF.
It all strated when Pierre Croteau, Head of Quebec's IGA in 1986, made heart disease his cause. Today, Marc Poulin, President of IGA Banner, continues to encourage merchants to support $2 Straight to the Heart because he realizes that customers, employees and partners, as well as family members and friends, are all affected, one way or the other, by heart disease, the leading cause of death in Canada.
Throught the years your support have generated more than $7 million to save lives, with a campaign that continues at IGA.
- Bal du Coeur / April 9, 2011
The 2011 Bal du Coeur will be held on Saturday, April 9 at Château Vaudreuil “Pavillon sur le lac” with Andy Chelminski as Honorary President. Guest will enjoy a great evening over a cocktail and gastronomic dinner.
For the past 10 years, Tony Meti, the man behind the Bal du Coeur, has enjoyed inviting friends and colleagues to this annual fundraising event to celebrate heart month. Thanks to Mr. Meti and his organizing committee, the Bal du Coeur has raised more than $5 million to help the MHI Foundation provide post-doctoral awards to the Institute’s most promising young specialists, as well as scholarships to recruit and retain specialized nurses.
The Bal is also an opportunity to award the Bal du Coeur Fellowships. This year recipients are:
- Dr. Anique Ducharme ($10,000)
For a clinical overspecialization in cardiac transplantation at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio
- Dr. Katia Dyrda Langelaan ($50,000)
For a two-year fellowship in electrophysiology at the Leiden University Medical Centre in The Netherlands
- Dr. Nicolo Piazza ($50,000)
For a one-year fellowship in Percutaneous aortic valves implanation at the Leipzig Medical Centre in Germany
Bentley Leather Inc.
Château Bonne Entente
D. English Inc.
Davide Giliati Design
La Vie en Rose
- Soirée des Cœurs Universels / October 19, 2012
Salvatore Migliara and Danielle Page with Mr. Jean Gravel.
Raganizinf Committe members with Honorary President Carmine Mercadante, Mrs. Danielle Pagé and Mrs. Elsa Desjardins
from the Foundation.
photos: Laurent Cayla
The 11th Soirée des Coeurs Universels was held on October 19, 2012 at Auberge Universel of Montreal and allow to raised $148,660.
Under the presidency of Mr. Carmine Mercadante, some 350 guests attended to this Soirée des Cœurs Universels. This event is the occasion to honour a member of the Montreal Heart Institute medical team for his or her dedication to patients, to the Institute and to health care in Quebec.
Thanks to the 2011 dinner-dance, the Committee raised $134,500 and honoured Mrs. Marie-Hélène Carbonneau.
For further information, please contact Carole Gray at: 514.593.2525, ext. 3670 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairmont Manoir Richelieu Golf Club
Hotel Auberge Universel Montréal
Hotel Fairmont Manoir Richelieu
Hotel Lord Berri
Hotel Universel - Quebec
Laurent Cayla, photograph
Littorio Del Signore
Résidence au Fil de l’eau
San Remo Florist
- They donated the proceeds of their fundraising events in 2012-2013
|Royal Canadian Legion
|Easter chocolate sale - IBM Logic Test
|Love is in the air
|Thérèse Robinson Birthday
|BBQ - Pointe-Claire City
|14th Roland-Beaulieu Omnium
|Défi 2012 pour vaincre les maladies du coeur
|"Polo avec Coeur"
|Triathlon Agnico-Eagle of Val d'Or
|Ironman Mont-Tremblant - Dr. Michel Pellerin
|Clément-Phaneuf Golf Tournament
|Monaco Group Golf Classic
|"Amaro de mon Coeur" Golf Tournament
|Claude Roy Birthday
|Lilly Runs (Marathon of Montréal)
|Joanie Rochette at Tricheur (TVA)
|L'Arbre de l'espoir
|Tribute to Gabriel Cipriano
|Collecte de fonds - lampions - Denis Jubinville
|Total for 2012-2013