A Thank You Note to Everyone Involved in the Montreal Gala

Over 300 guests came together on April 30, 2017 to support the 250,000 Canadians living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis at the Gala for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. Everyone in attendance enjoyed an evening full of delicious food donated by some of Montreal’s top restaurants, beautiful music by the Que Sera Trio, and a fun-filled tour through the Grévin Montreal Museum, which highlighted Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
 
Gala Co-Chairs Erin Battat and Marian Sniatowsky hosted the event, which featured a number of guest speakers including Dr. John Rioux, Professor of Medicine at Université de Montréal and the Montreal Heart Institute, who discussed his latest research into genetics and Councillor Monique Vallée who shared greetings on behalf of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre; and Mayor of Côte Saint-Luc, Mitchell Brownstein, who gave a heartfelt testimony about what it is like to live with Crohn’s disease.
 
Our profound gratitude to Co-Chairs Erin Battatt and Marian Sniatowsky, the Gala Committee members who organized the lavish event, the Gala volunteers, all our very generous sponsors and donors, and of course, to everyone who was in attendance that evening. The generosity shown from all those who supported this event is already working hard to advance research projects and provide much needed patient support services.
 
To view the 2017 Montreal Gala guidebook, click here.
 

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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