More than $225,000 was raised at the Thoracic Surgery Research Foundation of Montreal's 11th Annual Black and White Dance Party

More than $225,000 was raised at the Thoracic Surgery Research Foundation of Montreal's 11th Annual Black and White Dance Party

Since its inception in 2005, the Dance Party has been held at Le Madison Reception Hall in St. Leonard, where this year more than 750 guests were welcomed into warm and festive surroundings. Our participants danced the night away to the extraordinary sounds of the Paul Chacra 1945 orchestra and Marco Ferri Entertainment. Comedian & impresario Joe Cacchione provided another stellar performance as Master of Ceremonies.

Our President of Honor, Mr. Joseph Broccolini, Vice President of Broccolini Construction, provided a heartfelt tribute to Dr. Pasquale Ferraro for the incredible work done by himself and his team, and provided a very special thank you to all those who heeded his call of support for our Foundation's mission.

The President of the Board, Dr. Pasquale Ferraro praised not only our partners, exceptional sponsors and donators of the Foundation, but also the members of the Foundation Board as well as Anne Riby, Foundation Coordinator, for their dedication, their philanthropy and their tireless work toward our cause.

The Foundation proudly raised a net amount of $225,000 from this very memorable evening."Our great success can only be attributed to the generosity and continued support of our loyal sponsors, donators and supporters, those of which the Foundation has been relying on for many years ", added Dr. Ferraro.

A special thanks was given to our 2016 Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors ~ Broccolini Construction, Monaco Group, Quincaillerie Dorex (CANAROPA), DLGL, Telus, Jalinar, Marina Del Rey, Access Pharma, O Cartier Condominiums, Banque Nationale, Viau Foods, Accent Impressions, Lacroix O'Connor Lacroix, the Carmie et Joey Saputo Foundation, Petra Group, Banque Royale RBC, Stuart Weitzman, CIBC, Starnino Mostovac, Britton Electric, Geartech et Département Caméra.

An exemplary thanks was bestowed upon our raffle sponsors ~ ME Entreprise, Everest Jewelers, Air Transat, Ristorante Andrea, Epik Hotel, Sunshine State Rentals, Château Vaudreuil, OBuro, Nuvo Beauté & Spa, and Caprices Jewellery. Maison Lipari, Lave Auto Express-Eau and Ferland Photo provided the guest gifts. We also would like to thank AMPAK for gracefully offering the luxury corporate box, at the Bell Centre, for the live auction.

An event of this magnitude could never be possible without the invaluable support of our wonderful team of volunteers and our dedicated Board members ~ Dr. Pasquale Ferraro (President), Eduardo Minicozzi (Vice President), Frank Trombino (Treasurer), Dr. André Duranceau, Susan Dabrowski, Salvatore Mariani, Jacques Ferraro and Sophie Quevillon; as well as Anne Riby, Foundation Coordinator.

A large round of applause for the exceptional gastronomy ~ special thanks to the Gentile brothers and the entire team at Le Madison for another unforgettable evening!