IRIC’s benefit gala raises $505,000 for Audace 2023

Published on mai 4, 2023

On April 27, over 250 guests gathered for IRIC’s (Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the Université de Montréal) 20th anniversary at its benefit-event, Audace. Thanks to the generosity of guests and donors, over $505,000 were raised to sustain IRIC’s mission and improve cancer-fighting therapies.

A special 20th anniversary edition

In order to mark the in-person return and IRIC’s 20th anniversary, the formula used for the Audace benefit-event was improved and revitalized. The evening was hosted by Stéphane Bellavance, and highlighted the guest of honour, William Brock, new Chairman of the IRIC Board. With great sensitivity and hope, he shared his experience with the disease and his vision of the importance of research.

“Philanthropy is vital because of the leveraging effect that it provides. Without that leverage, we would not be able to set ourselves apart the way we do at IRIC. It warms my heart to see everyone gathered here tonight to support IRIC. Thank you for your trust!” Daniel Jutras, Rector of the Université de Montréal

Our precious partners and sponsors

The IRIC community would like to thank all of its sponsors and partners, without whom an event of this magnitude would not have been possible.

Thank you to Pomerleau, Québecor, Bellus Santé, IRICoR, Pfizer, SAQ, Santco, GSK, Power Corporation and Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu.

To read the press release.

To see all the pictures.