MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - The Farha Foundation, Quebec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, gathered 350 distinguished guests and raised $250 000 during the 14th edition of its annual MASKARADE gala, taking place at the Marché Bonsecours in Montreal on February 21, 2013. This glamorous evening was themed "INSPIRE" to emphasize the importance of inspiring our youth to one day be part of a generation void of AIDS.
"It was a wonderful night of extraordinary dining and entertainment and we are thrilled with the support we received this year!" states Linda Farha, spokesperson of the Farha Foundation. "We raised $250,000 in donations, which will be distributed among organizations fighting against HIV/AIDS all across Quebec."
MASKARADE 2013 was an unforgettable evening with the presence of the Honourary Chairpersons Andrew and Arlene Torriani and the master of ceremonies Sonia Benezra, the performances of singer J.D. Fortune and DJ Donald Lauture, a choreographed show created specifically for the event by Scott Fordham, and a silent auction with exceptional items. All event profits went to the Farha Foundation.
The Farha Foundation is also announcing the 21st edition of ÇA MARCHE, which will take place on September 29, 2013. For more details, please visit www.farha.qc.ca.
The Farha Foundation thanks all the sponsors of MASKARADE 2013: Cocktail presenter: TD; Gold sponsors: CTV, Power Corporation of Canada, Qatar Airways and Zenergy Communications; Silver sponsors: Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada and Virgin Radio; Bronze sponsors: Aldo, Constellation Brands, Dynamite, Elle Quebec, Fugues, Holt Renfrew, Klicher, Lavery, Merck, Milgram, National Bank, Ristorante BEATRICE and Rogers.
MASKARADE is the most glamorous event of the Farha Foundation. Previously known as "Black Tie Bingo", this gala, which takes place once a year in February, was renamed MASKARADE in 2004. The theme is different with every edition, and always chosen in memory of Ron Farha. Each year, many artists and partners participate in a luxurious silent auction, and all the profits go to the Farha Foundation. Visit the official website of the gala at MASKARADE2013.com for more details.
About the FARHA FOUNDATION
The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic.
Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $8.7 million to 76 organizations throughout Quebec that provide services to HIV/AIDS victims (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.), as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Foundation supports and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use. To find out more about the Farha Foundation, please visit farha.qc.ca.