2022 Cedars Auction and Raffle raises over $560,000 for cancer patient wellness & care
Guests of the Annual Cedars Auction & Raffle Soirée bid generously to raise funds for free psychosocial services for cancer patients at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
MONTRÉAL, December 15, 2022 – The Cedars Cancer Foundation owes a round of thanks and gratitude for the outpouring of support at the Cedars Auction and Raffle Soirée which took place on Wednesday, December 14th at the magnificent Le Windsor (1170 Peel in Montreal) in front of a live audience of 450 guests. Hosted by Mark Shalhoub, and Montreal's Favourite Auctioneer, Ross Paperman, the event was a resounding success, raising over $560,000!
Proceeds from the Cedars Auction & Raffle Soirée support the Psychosocial Oncology Program at the MUHC. “This program offers cancer patients and their families free access to a team of psychologists and therapists to help them manage the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and functional aspects of cancer – an essential for any patient undergoing treatment”, affirms Cedars Cancer Foundation President & CEO, Jeff Shamie.
Guests enjoyed a lavish evening of food sponsored by first-rate local Montreal restaurants and vendors including La Sirène de la Mer, Lagoon Seafoods, RibN Reef, Petros, Ristorante Stellina, Yoko Luna, Buffet Il Gabbiano, DAOU Vineyards, Lesters, Boulangerie Andalos, L’Art Glacier and Duc de Lorraine.
Cedars is grateful to this year’s Co-Chairs, Stella Vassallo & Sam Cheaib and the Committee members, as well as to all our supporters, ticket sellers, ticket purchasers and auction participants who made this year a tremendous success. In addition to the Omega watch, courtesy of Château D’Ivoire, guests watched as the much-anticipated raffle cash prizes were drawn one after the other, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for a total of $50,000.
The Cedars Annual Auction and Raffle would not have been as successful without the generous contributions of donors, sponsors, event chairs and the motivated organizing committee. On behalf of the patients and families who are our raison d’être, Cedars extends a heartfelt thank you to its sponsors.
Thank you to our sponsors: Château D’Ivoire, Frank Motter, La Cordée, SAIL, Air Canada Foundation, Helix Global Solutions, Travelway Group, Bugatti Group, Maison Birks, Maison Lipari, Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA, Jegantic Hospitality Group, Chef Hakim Chajar, Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Pietro Mucci, Francis Shefteshy, Groupe Petra, GORSKI Montreal, iGO Electric, Osteria MKT, Emma Boutique, Prestilux, Le Fotobooth and Haute Balloon.
Winning Raffle Ticket Numbers
|Prize||Ticket #||Winner||Ticket Seller|
|Omega Watch||0303||E. Cheaib||S. Cheaib|
|$20,000||0707||L. Robicheau||S. Cheaib|
|$10,000||0132||S. Lutfy||G. Battah|
|$5,000||0690||P. Newman||T. Kouri|
|$3,000||0658||W. Chemali||J. SHamie|
|$2,000||0049||N. Chamandy and B. Rabot||G. Battah|
|$1,000||0247||R. Callegari||E. Dikranian|
|$1,000||0632||S. Nicastro||J. Colonna|
|$1,000||0567||M. Lawn||J. Porco|
|$1,000||0400||V. Santoro||S. Cheaib|
|$1,000||0497||R. Grieco||J. Porco|
|$1,000||0947||I. Modafferi||V. Chiara|
|$1,000||0655||S. Bateman||T. Kouri|
|$1,000||0758||N. Nader||S. Cheaib|
|$1,000||0569||G. Borgi||J. Porco|
|$1,000||1115||M. and J. Dym||J. Shamie|