THORACIC SURGERY FOUNDATION BLACK & WHITE DANCE PARTY

KNOCKS IT OUTTA THE PARTY PARK

A colossal congrats is in order to the super-A-team responsible for the recent 12th Annual Black & White Dance (BWDP) Party benefiting the Thoracic Surgery Research Foundation of Montreal. Held at ever elegant and spacious Le Madison Reception Hall, the monochromatic spring fave wowed from start to wee-hours finish with an array of amusements and entertainments that still have guests buzzing and basking days later. Even more impressive: The 1.8 mil raised for the foundation, thanks, in large part, to honouree MIRELLA SAPUTO and husband LINO SAPUTO SR.’s astoundingly generous $1.5 million pledge, announced the night-of.

Montrealers, you rock!

 Photography FERLAND PHOTO, notably a transplant recipient himself.

FOUNDATION OF IT ALL:  Board members JACQUES FERRARO, SUE DABROWSKI, SAL MARIANI, SOPHIE QUEVILLON, DR. PASQUALE FERRARO, EDUARDO MINICOZZI, ANNE RIBY, FRANK TROMBONE.

FOUNDATION OF IT ALL: Board members JACQUES FERRARO, SUE DABROWSKI, SAL MARIANI, SOPHIE QUEVILLON, DR. PASQUALE FERRARO, EDUARDO MINICOZZI, ANNE RIBY, and FRANK TROMBONE.

FOOD IS LOVE!  The brimming International cocktail set the gorgeously gastronomic tone ...

FOOD IS LOVE! The brimming International cocktail sets the gorgeously gastronomic tone …

MOUNT LOBSTER.

MOUNT LOBSTER.

CHEESE PLEEZ! SAPUTO style. ;)

CHEESE PLEEZ! SAPUTO style. 😉

REAL PEOPLE, REAL SUCCESS: Guests applaud double lung transplant recipient/survivor LINDA PARADIS.

REAL PEOPLE, REAL SUCCESS: Guests applaud double lung transplant recipient/survivor LINDA PARADIS.

THE BIG REVEAL: LINO SAPUTO SR., and wife, hon. event president MIRELLA SAPUTO pose with DR. PASQUALE FERRARI.

THE BIG REVEAL: LINO SAPUTO SR., and wife, hon. event president MIRELLA SAPUTO pose with DR. PASQUALE FERRARI after announcing their $1.5 million pledge.

SPECIAL NIGHT WITH SPECIAL FRIENDS: Double lung transplant recipient/survivor DANIELLA PANETTA (first from left) attends festivities with friends.

SPECIAL NIGHT, SPECIAL FRIENDS: Double lung transplant recipient/survivor DANIELLA PANETTA (first from left) attends the eve with friends.

OH YEAH MOMENT: GIOVANNA GIORDANO and Quebec Liberal Party member FILOMENA ROTIROTI.

OH YEAH MOMENT: GIOVANNA GIORDANO and Quebec Liberal Party member FILAMENT ROTIROTI hit the dance floor.

SISTERS ON SCENE: Double lung transplant recipient/survivor MARIE-ANNE FILLION and sister ROSE-MARIE FILLION.

SISTERS ON SCENE: Double lung transplant recipient/survivor MARIE-ANNE FILLION and sister ROSE-MARIE FILLION peace out.

CONSULTASTIC: Consul general of Italy and permanent representative of Italy on the ICAO  (International Civil Aviation Organization) Council DR. MARCO RUSCONI poses with GIOVANNA GIORDANO.

CONSULTASTIC: Consul general of Italy DR. MARCO RUSCONI hangs with GIOVANNA GIORDANO.

THE CHACRA EFFECT:  Talented members of Paul Chacra’s 1945 band get the crowd movvvvinngg.

THE CHACRA EFFECT: Talented members of Paul Chacra’s 1945 band get the crowd movvvvinngg.

FLORAL FAB.

FLORAL FAB.

THE RIGHT KIND OF CALORIE BURN: Guests in their black and white finery hit the dance floor.

THE RIGHT KIND OF CALORIE BURN: Guests get down!