The Grand Montréal Passion Vin Weekend Raised $1,475,184!

Left to right : Jean-Philippe Wauthier, animator; Éric Bujold, president Private Banking 1859 – National Bank; Lucie Drapeau, executive director of the HMR Foundation; Catherine Dagenais, president and chief executive director of the Société des alcools du Québec; Jean-Philippe Beauvais, chair of the organizing committee and vice-president of operations Plaisirs Gastronomiques; Danielle McCann, Health minister; Johanne Claveau, chair of À Votre Santé! organizing committee, portfolio manager and vice-president of National Bank Financial – Wealth Management; Yvan Gendron, former CEO of CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and Health deputy minister; Pierre Nelis, president of the HMR Foundation board members.

By the end of the grand Montréal Passion Vin weekend, held on November 9th and 10th, the event had raised $1,475,184. Nearly 1 100 wine lovers were at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay to support the cellular therapy revolution at the HMR.

Over the course of two days, the most seasoned wine lovers had the opportunity to taste exceptional vintages in the company of the owners of some of the world’s most renowned châteaux, estates and vineyards. Well-renowned chefs meticulously crafted menus to create unforgettable food and wine pairings! In short, participants enjoyed an exceptional weekend: prestigious wines, gastronomic meals, a warm and friendly ambiance and memorable encounters.

Organized by the HMR Foundation and chaired by Mr Jean-Philippe Beauvais, Vice-President of Operations, Plaisirs Gastronomiques, Montreal Passion Vin is one of the most prestigious wine-tasting events in North America. “The funds raised as part of this 17th edition will help us get one step closer, from the laboratory to the patient. The generosity and unerring loyalty of our guests, partners and donors will enable faster development of innovative cellular therapy treatments at the HMR,” said Lucie Drapeau, Executive Director, HMR Foundation.

The HMR Foundation wishes to express heartfelt thanks to all participants and partners who attended the 17th edition of Montréal Passion Vin. Their presence and generosity enable HMR researchers to invest themselves even further in the development of “living drugs”, revolutionary treatments that will help cure several cancers and other incurable diseases.



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