Bal des lumières - for the benefit of mental health in Quebec
Initiated in 2013 and successfully renewed in 2016, the Bal des lumières will be performing its next and third edition on September 18, 2019 at the Bell Center in Montreal. This prestigious event, which greatly contributes to breaking the taboos surrounding mental illness, will again bring together more than 800 guests around Fondation Jeunes en Tête, the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation and the Douglas Foundation.
For the third year in a row, our team is pleased to participate in the organization of this wonderful evening which will be co-chaired by George Cope (President and CEO, Bell), Robert Dumas (President and CEO, Sun Life Financial, Quebec), Serge Godin (Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, CGI), Geoff Molson (Owner, President and CEO, Canadian Hockey Club, Bell Center and evenko) and Louis Vachon (President and CEO, National Bank), under the evocative theme "United for Mental Health".
In March 2016, the second Bal des lumières was a resounding success: 850 guests had allowed the three foundations to raise $1,430,000, setting a new record for fundraising in support of mental health in Québec, surpassing the $1.1 million raised at the first Bal in 2013.
As a sincere expression of a common desire to act and contribute to the demystification of mental illness, this evening helps to change the lives of thousands of people with mental health problems. With the money raised, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation will continue its vital research into preventing and treating mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. The Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation will continue to improve the quality of life of its clients through rehabilitation, working towards maintaining a solid link with their community and therefore stimulating their social reintegration. Fondation Jeunes en Tête will build on the success of its Partners for Mental Health program. Created for secondary 3, 4 and 5 students and reaching 50,000 young people across Québec each year, the program raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression.
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