On Friday, March 22, 2019, guests gathered at the beautiful Fairmont Queen Elizabeth to attend the third edition of Le Bal Rouge, an annual fundraising gala hosted by the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation.
This year’s elegant soirée celebrated the achievements of Dr. Miguel Burnier, Director of the MUHC’s Ocular Pathology Laboratory and the first Canadian President of the Pan American Ophthalmology Association. This year’s edition of Le Bal Rouge raised $1 million for the Laboratory, a word-class facility leading cutting-edge research into rare eye diseases. Thanks to the generosity of our community, a total of $5 million has been raised during the past 15 months in support of the Ocular Pathology Laboratory through the Dr. Miguel Burnier 20/20 Campaign.
Dr. Burnier’s leadership in the advancement of ophthalmology was highlighted at the elegant event co-chaired by Michael Denham, President and CEO of BDC and Brian Hannasch, President and CEO of Couche-Tard. The evening’s emcee was comedian Jessica Salomon.
Guests enjoyed lively music, a spectacular performance from trapeze artists as well as a delicious four-course meal, and the chance to bid on fabulous prizes at a silent auction in support of the Ocular Pathology Laboratory.