In 2012, Jean-François Séguin wanted to honor the memory of his mother Diane Asselin, who died of cancer. As a poker player, Jean-François wanted to gather people through poker while raising money for cancer research. Like Jean-François, the Young Ambassadors think cancer research is vital. This is how Casino contre le Cancer was born.
Since the first edition in 2012, over $ 640,000 has been raised to support research in cancer immunotherapy through the Diane Asselin Fund.
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Starting at 6:00, enjoy a 5 course dinner complete with wine pairings prepared by an iconic Montreal chef. The VIP dinner brings together all of the Institute’s partners; sponsors, guests, committee members, doctors, and researchers are gathered together in a VIP experience where the flavours and opulence come together to create a symphony of pleasure. After the meal, keep the party going with elite guests in a luxurious atmosphere.
Après le repas, l’expérience se poursuivra avec l’ensemble des invités dans une ambiance de prestige et de qualité qui saura vous amuser et vous éblouir.
Starting at 6:00, this part of the evening welcomes poker enthusiasts and professional players alike. The tournament is an opportunity for players to compare themselves to the best and try to win the bet. At the tournament, half of the money raised will be donated to the cause and the other half will be distributed among the winning table. Players will also enjoy the Casino soirée and VIP access.
At 9:00, the evening will continue with an event sure to inspire pleasure by combining table games (roulette, black jack, poker and dice) with awe-inspiring artistic acts and original and delicious culinary tables. Access to the open bar and silent auction will allow you to bet for a good cause while enjoying an extraordinary ambiance provided by our DJ who will light up the dance floor. It’s the perfect night to bet it all while you enjoy yourself.
The Institut du cancer de Montréal’s Young Ambassadors Circle is a group of young leaders from various professional backgrounds between the ages of 25 and 40, each holding the Institute's mission close to their heart: support fundamental research and shape future leaders through education and training. The Young Ambassadors Circle is a close knit committee of roughly twenty young professionals who are versatile and creative. Together, they aim to make Casino contre le Cancer, the Montreal young professional charity event.
Saalim Shaikh, Circle of Young Ambassador's President
Investment and Retirement Planner/Business Development Manager
Surgical Sales Specialist
Ferrari Pre-Owned Sales Manager
Catherine Desaulniers Lamy
Brook Capital Corporation
Gariépy Marcoux Avocats
Vice-President Sales & Marketing
Director of Information Technology
Mobile investment specialist
Faire-Valoir, création d'événements
Project Manager PPP
The Prosperity Club
Participant Experience Manager