Choco Chic Gala, a success!

Ottawa, February 15, 2014 – On February 14th, the hearts of 350 guests were beating in unison at the Montfort Hospital Foundation’s Choco Chic Gala, which took place at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, guests and donors, the net proceeds of this event add up to $130 000. These funds will go toward the acquisition of a high-performance cardiac CT scanner for Hôpital Montfort,” said Foundation President and CEO Christine Sigouin.

Highlights of the evening include a fashion show by designer Richard Robinson and a performance by renowned soprano Giorgia Fumanti – accompanied by an assortment of chocolate treats which served to further sweeten the celebration of Hôpital Montfort’s 60th anniversary.

“This sophisticated new piece of equipment will allow our cardiologists to carry out non-invasive angiograms using less radiation. In other words, they will be able to see arterial blockages in a few minutes, without using a catheter and with less risk to the patient,” explained Dr. Chamoun Chamoun, head of the hospital’s cardiology department. “What’s more, the new scanner will allow for 6 250 additional visits to our ambulatory clinics in its first year of operation.”

“Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of hospitalization, disability and death in the Ottawa region,” added Mrs. Sigouin. “That’s why Hôpital Montfort places such a strong emphasis on the improvement of cardiology services for the benefit of the community.”

The Montfort Hospital Foundation would like to express its gratitude to the many collaborators who contributed to the wonderful success of the gala. In particular, the Foundation underscores the outstanding support of PwC Canada, the main sponsor of this event.

“We are very proud to help support Hôpital Montfort in this important endeavour,” said Marc Normand, Partner, Private Company Services at PwC Canada. “This equipment will go a long way towards improving cardiac care in the national capital region.”

Since 1986, the Montfort Hospital Foundation has raised, managed and administered funds to support the development and expansion of Hôpital Montfort and to promote its mission in the fields of health, teaching and research in the pursuit of community well-being.

To learn more about the Montfort Hospital Foundation, visit or contact our office at 613-748-4920.

To see pictures of the evening consult our Facebook page.


Christine Sigouin
President and CEO
Montfort Hospital Foundation
613-746-4621, ext. 2011