(Callander, ON) The Osprey Links Charity Golf Gala, presented by OneLife Wealth Management, raised $52,000 for the Cancer Care Close to Home campaign. During the past six years this tournament has contributed more than $250,000 toward our community’s greatest medical needs at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
Shawn Flindall and Sylvain Côté of OneLife Wealth Management, this year’s platinum sponsor, said there was a reason the company decided to support this year’s golf tournament. “The commitment to community that the Hospital and the Foundation have fits very well with our vision, values and commitment at OneLife. We’ve created a great team, one that will make a difference for local families, local businesses and in our community. We are honoured to do our part to inspire our community to support the Cancer Care Close to Home campaign.”
Honorary Tournament Co-Chairs, Michael Harris, former Premier of Ontario and and Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP Nipissing, opened the tournament with a ceremony on the putting green. “We’re proud to be supporting the Cancer Care Close to Home campaign at NBRHC. Peter Minogue’s legacy of caring for our community is a big part of this tournament and as its Co-chairs we are honoured to pause to remember him, especially on this day,” said Harris.
“Our hospital and healthcare have always been our top priorities. Today is an opportunity to celebrate Osprey Links and our community, for 21 years of significant impact totalling more than $1 million supporting community projects, including our hospital,” said Fedeli.
Patient and campaign volunteer Matt Payne, shared his personal story. “Going through cancer is tough, and it might sound strange, but my experience as a patient was good. I felt so well taken care of. There was always a sense of urgency. It felt like my care and treatment was important to everyone. My fight was their fight, with all the care providers having a real stake in returning me to good health,” shared Payne.
Representing her late husband Peter, Honorary Campaign Co-chair of the Cancer Care Close to Home campaign, Barbara Minogue, thanked the participants of the tournament on behalf of the 25 campaign volunteers who are focussed on the the last stage of the $6M goal for cancer care.
This past year, the Cancer Care Close to Home campaign ensured the second new CT scanner was purchased, arrived and began serving our community. “It is humbling to witness the transformational impact of the generosity of our community. The cancer care campaign is helping to keep the best possible patient care local, reducing the hardship and stress of travel,” said Paul Heinrich, President and CEO of NBRHC.
Tammy Morison, President & CEO, NBRHC Foundation thanked the golfers, sponsors and volunteers who made the golf tournament a success. “This tournament is helping build awareness and support for this important campaign. Some people might be surprised to learn that the government does not fund medical equipment and it is the responsibility of the hospital and the community-together,” said Morison.
Left to Right: Paul Heinrich, President & CEO NBRHC; Mike Harris, Honorary Co-Chair, Osprey Links Charity Golf Gala; Tammy Morison, President & CEO NBRHC Foundation; Jeff Rogerson, Golf Professional and General Manager, Osprey Links Golf Course; Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP Nipissing, Honorary Co-Chair, Osprey Links Golf Gala; Shawn Flindall and Sylvain Côté, OneLife Wealth Management.