It was in the exceptional setting of Versailles that the 16th Gala of the AVEC foundation was held by Professor Khayat, engaged in the fight against cancer with the Charte de Paris.
Lady Monika Bacardi, very attached to the cause of this foundation for many years was naturally present.
Among them, personalities from all over the world came to support this noble cause, among them her Imperial Highness Prince and Princess Hitachi of Japan, the former Empress of Iran Shahbanou, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, the Greek billionaire Marianna Vardinoyannis, Miss France 2016 Iris Mittenaere, the actress Mireille Darc and many others, under the leadership of Eve Ruggieri as mistress of ceremony.
Lady Monika Bacardi came especially from Italy to buy a bottle of wine at the auction for 10,000 euros to offer to Professor Khayat.
The evening continued with a classical concert with Handel, Schubert and Gabriel Fauré and a menu devised by Chef Jean André Charial of l’Oustau de Baumanière.
Lady Monika Bacardi returned enchanted by this evening, assuring Professor Khayat of his presence for the next edition.