It was a night of intrigue, high fashion, and risk – all for a worthy cause.

Pink in the City held its annual masquerade ball on October 25, 2019, with proceeds going to support the MUHC Breast Clinic’s Wellness Program.

“The continued generosity of our donors, and the dedication and commitment of the Pink in the City team is a tremendous support to the Wellness Program,” says Julie Quenneville, MUHC Foundation President.  “We cannot thank them enough for supporting the patients and their families in the fight against breast cancer.”

Over 400 people attended the inspirational evening, and danced the night away to one of the city’s finest Motown groups Pocketful of Soul. This year’s theme was Casino Royale and guests, decked out in elegant dresses and black tie, tried their luck at Roulette and Blackjack.

“Thank you for believing in what we do,” says Denise Vourtzoumis, Pink in the City President and Cofounder. “Thanks to all of you, we can create a future of possibility to all women impacted by breast cancer.”

MUHC Foundation President Julie Quenneville

The Breast Clinic, which is supported by the MUHC Foundation, cares for 15, 000 women every year, and it serves as a referral centre for women across the province. The Wellness Program provides prevention, treatment, psychological, and rehabilitation services, including highly specialized lymphedema care. Through the program, lymphedema patients are treated using targeted physical exercise to reduce the risk and treat the development of lymphedema.

Dr. Sarkis Meterissian, Director of the MUHC Breast Clinic, attended Casino Royale, along with the MUHC Foundation team, and many of the Clinic’s current and former patients. Dr. Meterissian works tirelessly to improve the standard of care offered at the Breast Clinic, but also drives efforts to support research into new treatments and the prevention of breast cancer.

The date for next year’s Casino Royale Masquerade is already set; it will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020.

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