Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
Supporters of A Brilliant Night like you don’t simply make a difference, you are the difference!
Last year, we were thrilled to report that the funds raised in the first three years of A Brilliant Night directly contributed to a remarkable discovery: cancer cells and normal cells have the exact same structure. This stunning finding led to astonishing breakthroughs in the last six months with the discovery of the origin of cancer heterogeneity!
Why is this discovery so significant? Because it supports all types of cancer research and it is the key to developing new therapeutic targets to prevent cancer cells from duplicating and spreading. This concept, that just a short time ago seemed like an impossibility, is now reality.
What’s next? Our goal is to raise $1 million at this year’s A Brilliant Night. The money raised will be used to begin clinical trials with real life patients….. within the next 12 -24 months!
It is the most exciting time in history for brain cancer research, and once again, you can be the difference.
Malignant gliomas are the most common primary brain cancers and are among the most devastating. One of the main reasons that these cancers are so difficult to treat is because the cancer cells are extremely invasive and heterogeneous, spreading throughout the normal brain tissue.
The Brain Tumour Program at The Neuro is one of the largest and most comprehensive brain tumour research and treatment programs in the country.
Through the largest single cell RNA sequencing ever undertaken with 38,296 cancer cells and 22,637 normal human brain cells – in the past 6 months researchers have identified the source of brain cancer heterogeneity.
Until now, the goal of the Brain Tumour Research Centre was to develop and fund translational research to identify new, promising agents and strategies in The Neuro’s laboratory and to ensure that they are brought quickly to the patients who need them. Today, we are hoping to implement these findings in humans within the next 12-24 months.
Through an educational, emotional and sensorial experience, A BRILLIANT NIGHT’s mission is to educate and raise awareness for brain cancer and the importance of this research at The Neuro.
A BRILLIANT NIGHT was founded and is organized by a group of volunteers who have all been touched by brain cancer.
In the first three years A BRILLIANT NIGHT raised $2.68 M net, 100% of which was donated to research at The Neuro.
Making up the 750 guests who attend A BRILLIANT NIGHT are young professionals from early 30’s to established business people in their mid 50’s.
A BRILLIANT NIGHT 2015 and 2016 won Gold and Silver respectively, in the CASE District 1 Excellence Awards for philanthropy through special events.
Over $400,000 in gifts and services in kind were donated to A BRILLIANT NIGHT 2017, contributing to the cocktail dinatoire culinary experience, the impressive silent auction and exciting gift bags.
Through impressive interactive and immersive installations guests gained a heightened sense of awe, inspiration and affinity to brain cancer research and The Neuro.
An affiliation with A BRILLIANT NIGHT lends credibility and good will to our partners.
A BRILLIANT NIGHT is being touted as the new Montreal, “don’t miss”, philanthropic event.
Being a part of A BRILLIANT NIGHT is contributing to finding a cure for brain cancer
MEET THIS YEAR'S BRILLIANT COMMITTEE
A BRILLIANT NIGHT 2018
Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Tickets: $ 200
Venue: Salle des pas perdus Windsor Station
1160 avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, QC, H3C 2H8
*Valet Parking / Cocktail dinatoire / Cocktail chic
JOIN US FOR A BRILLIANT NIGHT
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
"Neuro raises funds to treat brain cancer"
CTV News | 2017
"1,2 million pour le cancer du cerveau"
La Presse | 2017
AN UPDATE ON THE NEURO’S BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH PROGRAM
The Neuro | 2017
Applause: Employees rally to help west island mission
Montreal Gazette | November 14, 2016
LA PRESSE | October 29, 2016
A Brilliant Night raising money to honour loved ones who died of brain cancer
CTV News | October 18, 2016
Terry Dimonte morning show
CHOM RADIO | October 13, 2016
A Brilliant Night
Global News | September 28, 2016
Jennifer Campbell's Social Notes: Nov. 7, 2015
Montreal Gazette | November 7 2015.
Research for the brain led by the heart
Montreal Gazette | November 29, 2015
Idea for brain tumour research fundraiser came from the heart
CTV Montreal | October 12 2015
Revolutionary new probe extends survival times for brain cancer patients
McGill Reporter | February 17, 2015
We thank you for supporting this worthy and promising endeavour by partnering with us to help create a brighter future for the patients and families struggling with brain cancer.