On Saturday, February 3, the first Coda Gala in honour of World Cancer Day was held, bringing together 175 guests committed to raising funds for cancer patients. The evening, which included dinner at the Prima Luna reception hall, a raffle and an opportunity to make donations, raised more than $5,750 for the Fondation québécoise du cancer (FQC), an organization dedicated to supporting cancer patients in Québec.  

Coda began in 2019 as a student initiative at Marianopolis College. In 2021 it evolved into a non-profit organization, which now includes 12 chapters, working in collaboration with the Canadian Cancer Society. This first gala event was the culmination of years of Coda’s work, emphasizing its values of student-led leadership, education, compassion and action.  

“The fight against cancer is an ongoing battle, but a gala like this is proof that we are in it together,” noted Allison Engo, junior CEO of Coda.  

Team Coda would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended, organized, donated, and contributed to making this night a memorable one. The evening was truly wonderful, highlighting both camaraderie and community action. 

With the success of this event, the Coda team is looking forward to organizing other similar gala events in the coming years in addition to the many regular events it holds throughout the year. 

For more information about Coda and its upcoming events, please visit: https://teamcoda.org/. If you wish to support their upcoming projects, kindly consider making a donation at: https://teamcoda.org/donate/