Doctors’ Gala 2016

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Segal Cancer Centre

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Event Details
Date & Time

Tuesday, November 08, 2016


The Arsenal


Annette Goldman
Director, Events

514.340.8222 x4602

Event Description
Doctors' Gala celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Segal Cancer Centre


The Jewish General Hospital 10th Anniversary of the Segal Cancer Centre elegant gala took place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at L'Arsenal, Montreal.

Co-chaired by Jonathan Wener (Canderel) and Charles Sirois (Telesystem) with Honourary Patrons Emmelle and Alvin Segal, the elegant event drew over 500 guests, including JGH physicians, researchers, nurses, and community and hospital leaders, as well as generous supporters and friends of the Jewish General Hospital.

Highlights of the event included the opening song to the Broadway musical, RENT led by Lindsay Robins Dubrovsky, a Donald Trump impersonator who acted as MC and in a fun yet meaningful way, show-cased highlights of what has taken place at the centre over the past 10 years. As well, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts paid a very special tribute to Alvin Segal by performing the opening song from the Broadway musical Hamilton, which was re-written to depict his life and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

In 2006, the Jewish General Hospital embarked on a new era in the battle against cancer. Success demanded a great facility, staffed by talented and dedicated professionals and supported by caring philanthropists. These are the three pillars upon which the Segal Cancer Centre was built and is sustained. Over these past 10 years, the Segal Cancer Centre has become the leading cancer treatment centre in Quebec, implementing a focussed and comprehensive approach to fighting cancer through medical treatment, patient care, family support and scientific research.

The Centre's research and innovative models of cancer care are now recognized on an international level and "The Segal" has become a magnet for cancer patients across Quebec. The Centre welcomed over 20,000 patients last year alone. Considering that 45% of men and 40% of women will develop cancer during their lifetime, the SCC is truly a wonderful example of how we can partner together to lead the way in the fight against cancer.

The event raised $1,400,000 which will benefit the SCC as well as some clinical trials carried out within the McPeak-Sirois Group of clinical research in breast cancer. The goal of this project, shared by the 4 major Quebec hospital research centres in the fight against breast cancer (JGH, CHU de Quebec, MUHC and CHUM), is to improve care given to patients suffering from breast cancer through better access to clinical trials.

Thanks to the incredible support of our generous donors, the Segal Cancer Centre teams of caregivers and scientists will continue to search for and find a cure for cancer.

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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors

Event Sponsor

Alvin and Emmelle Segal

Lead Sponsor


Diamond Sponsors
Dorel Industries Inc.
Guerrera Family | Tedeschi Family
Brenda & Samuel Gewurz
Mia & David Goodman
Alta & Harvey Levenson | La Cie Électrique Britton Ltée | Media Experts
Monit | Toulon
PearTree Financial Services
Jane & Herschel Segal
The Adelson and Marcovitz Families
The Honourable & Mrs. E. Leo Kolber
Susan & Jonathan Wener

Wine Sponsor

Tina & David Cytrynbaum

Platinum Sponsor

Terry and Stephen Kaplan

Gold Sponsors
AIG Canada | BFL Canada
André Azzi Financial Services Inc.
Arthur Z. Rubin & Associates
Harry & Nancy Bloomfield | Raphael & Evelyn Schachter
BMO Groupe financier
Border Ladner Gervais | Wechsler Family
Bruce Kent Group – RBC Dominions Securities Inc.
Cadillac Fairview
Delmar International Inc.
Mitzi & Mel Dobrin Family
Elaine and Richard Dubrovsky
Jarislowsky Fraser Ltée.
Rhona and Irwin Kramer
Nan & William Lassner | Vivian & Howard Stotland | Merle & Bernard Stotland
Metro inc.
Olymbec Investments Inc.
RD International
The Bellini Foundation
The Penny & Gordon Echenberg Family Foundation
Tidan Hospitality and Real Estate Group
Xerox Canada Ltd

Banque Nationale
Anna Brojde
CAE Inc.
Joanne & Douglas Cohen
Corporation Fiera Capital
Dalfen Family Foundation
Felicia and Arnold Aaron Foundation
Marcia Gillman & Michael Flinker
Beryl & Peter Fraenkel
Joseph Ribkoff Inc.
Maxwell Cummings Family Foundation
Multi Bag Imports Inc.
Norton Rose Fulbright
Barbara & Stanley Plotnick
Jane & Larry Plotnick
Power Corporation du Canada
Purolator Inc.
Susan Raymer & Ben Wygodny
Saputo Inc.
Union Lighting & Home
Lawrence Yanofsky