A most enjoyable evening where the young and talented Alexander d’Alesio and his mentor Kevin Bazinet (winner of the Voice 2015) managed to move us. Our outstanding facilitator, Joe Cacchione, once again this year, managed to create a festive and humorous atmosphere and stkilfully encouraged participants to go to the silent auction table where many splendid items (sponsorships) were waiting for them. Marie Hatem, a professor at the University of Montreal and one of the instigators of this powerful project in the DRC, gave us a very heartfelt testimony as she had just returned from one of her many trips to this country.
Thanks to the generosity of our faithful and new guests at this 2018 cocktail party and thanks also to the positive responses of our sponsors and the donations made by those who could only be present “from the heart”, we raised $16,000. The proceeds of the cocktail party were donated, in the form of scholarships, to students at the master’s degree of the ISSI (Institut Supérieur en Sciences Infirmières) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thank you to all our friends at LINCCO for allowing us to repeat this annual event in support of this important cause.