McGill sure knows how to throw a party – especially when it is to draw awareness and support for a worthwhile cause.

Over 670 leaders from the Montreal community came together on June 10 for the University’s second Goodman Cancer Research Gala, a glittering evening of entertainment that raised $1.15-million in support of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC).

The funds raised at the black-tie event will be used to support the GCRC’s efforts to unravel the mysteries of cancer, a disease that will affect an estimated 186,000 Canadians in 2012 alone, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. The proceeds will be invested to launch new research projects, recruit leading scientists, purchase specialized equipment and core facilities, and create studentships and fellowships to help train the next generation of experts.

“The Gala was a great party and an opportunity to celebrate the exciting work going on at the Centre,” says Rosalind Goodman, BA’63, LLD’11, who served as the Gala’s honorary co-chair. “Here at McGill we have some of the best brains in Canada working to find a cure for cancer and this evening was really in honour of them.”

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July 11, 2012