PARTICIPANTS REACT IN NUMBERS AT THE REA FOUNDATION’S BENEFIT COCKTAIL

PARTICIPANTS REACT IN NUMBERS AT THE REA FOUNDATION’S BENEFIT COCKTAIL

Montréal, November 6, 2018 – REACT is certainly what participants did at the 2nd edition of the REA Foundation’s benefit cocktail on November 5! Some 200 guests gathered at the BAnQ in Old Montréal with a single objective in mind: to contribute to physical rehabilitation. Together, they raised $59,000 for the future of physical rehabilitation in Québec.

Highlights

  • REACT was a call for strength in numbers, a collective effort to help and support those who are facing the challenges of physical rehabilitation in order to achieve their full potential, their new form of autonomy.
  • The master of ceremonies, Isabelle Richer, journalist and host, brought wonderful energy to REACT. She herself has faced the challenges of physical rehabilitation, in our very own facilities, following a bicycling accident.
  • Several major players from the rehabilitation world joined forces with the REA Foundation for this event, including the Bourassa Savaria Foundation.
  • REACT is the REA Foundation’s major annual fundraising event.
  • During the evening, guests enjoyed a musical performance by Joannie Benoit, which was interpreted in Québec Sign Language (LSQ).
  • Isabelle Boisvert, a former patient, gave an emotion-filled testimonial about her life since her motorcycle accident.

Citation

“We are extremely proud of REACT’s success, particularly since it is the fruit of a shared and united reaction bringing together the business community, many physicians, researchers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, patients and financial partners. There is growing interest in physical rehabilitation and we are proud to be actively contributing to it,” states Daniel H. Lanteigne, Executive Director of the REA Foundation.

The REA Foundation
The REA Foundation is a charitable hospital organization specialized in rehabilitation for the Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM) of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. This university institute brings together the Institut de réadaptation Lindsay-Gingras de Montréal, the Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau and the Institut Raymond-Dewar, all (ultra) specialized organizations. Together, they are contributing to improving the quality of life of people with a physical disability (sensory, language or motor).

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Source and information
Guillaume Rivest
Director, Philanthropic Development
REA Foundation
514-340-2085, extension 2161 | guillaume@fondationrea.ca