In a magical setting of firewalls and giant balloons flying in Beiteddine’s sky, the 1st edition of the “Bal du Cèdre” took place on August 19, 2017. ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond hosted an impeccable event under the high patronage of First Lady Mrs. Nadia Aoun, surrounded by several political figures, top business leaders, Lebanese jet setters, and generous donors and friends who supported the NGO since its creation.
Professor Robert Sacy, founder of ASSAMEH – Birth & Beyond touched many souls with his welcome speech. The night was full of rich and varied entertainment, presented by MC Mr. Ricardo Karam. The event included a lineup of successful artists who were happy to support the noble cause of saving sick children’s lives.
A band of guitarists started the show during the welcome drink, setting the mood for a warm ambiance. It was succeeded by Miss Tania Kassis who sang an emotional A Capella Lebanese National Anthem. Then it was Mr. Arthur Murray’s performers’ turn, wearing LED costumes and dancing wonderful waltzes and tangos. Mrs. Eliane Saadeh, Mr. Johnny Aouad and Mr. Teddy Nasr amazed everyone with their beautiful opera voices, and were followed by French guests Mr. Patrick Zian and Mr. Bernard Sauvat, singing from the bottom of their heart for the NGO. Throughout the evening DJ Guy made sure he was constantly entertaining the attendees with his perfect hits.
Finally, the delicious dinner ended with a generous tombola, offering prizes of significant value.
It is worth noting that the “Bal du Cèdre” has one objective : to raise funds for the development of the Beirut Government University Hospital – Karantina’s neo-natal and pediatric section; which provides top quality service to all premature babies and sick children in need, with no discrimination whatsoever.