After two years, Le Bal Rouge was back with a vengeance. This year’s fiery edition raised funds in support of MI4, the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity. The glamourous event, attended by 520 guests and held on Friday, May 27, at Montreal’s iconic Windsor Station, was a visual and gastronomical delight. It brought together a powerhouse of philanthropic individuals and companies determined to ensure Quebec is at the forefront of research into infection and immunity.
The MUHC Foundation’s signature gala honoured the work of Dr. Donald Sheppard. Dr. Sheppard is the founding director of MI4 and he played an instrumental role in Montreal, Quebec and Canada’s COVID-19 response. MI4 was created in 2017 to address the global threat of infection. Today, it brings together over 250 researchers and 5,000 staff from a wide range of fields to find solutions to humanity’s deadliest puzzles: tuberculosis, COVID-19, and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.
The MUHC Foundation is raising $60 million for MI4 as part of its $200 million Dream Big campaign to change the course of lives and medicine. With the generous help of the MUHC Foundation, MI4 supports translational research to prevent, cure and eliminate major infectious and immune threats to human health.
Since its inaugural event in 2016, Le Bal Rouge has raised over $5 million to support excellence in patient care, research, and teaching at the McGill University Health Centre. This one-of-a-kind event has supported surgical innovation, cardiovascular care, ophthalmology and more to keep our community healthy.
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