The Guzzo's Notte in Bianco back in a big way
by Jordan Stoopler
It may have been three years waiting to happen, but the 13th edition of Maria and Vincenzo Guzzo’s Notte in Bianco was well worth the wait.
More than 400 guests, all dressed in white, attended the cocktail and reception soirée at the Guzzo’s private residence in Terrebonne on September 8. The event raised a record-breaking amount in support of the Jewish General Hospital’s Emergency Department, the Imaging Department at the Shriners Hospital for Children and youth mental health initiatives across Montreal. Fundraising efforts were specifically directed this year at those dealing with isolation, depression and other mental health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“During the pandemic, our partners dealt with an increased demand for their services, with a reduced influx of funds,” said Maria Guzzo, honorary chair of the Mgr. Arthur Deschênes Foundation. “The needs are greater than ever, since mental health problems facing our young people were exacerbated by the pandemic.
It’s important for all of us to do our part to fund these initiatives to help them, and we are doing our part.”
The event also recognized guest of honour Isabelle Hudon, president and chief executive officer of the Business Development Bank of Canada.