TORONTO, June 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Golf to Conquer Cancer announces 208 golfers raise $ 1.3 million for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation as the 4th annual event commenced in Ontario on Monday. To date the event has raised over $4.7 million to support Personalized Cancer Medicine, research, innovative treatment, education and new standards of care at The Princess Margaret, in Canada and around the world. This is the highest-grossing, single-day golf tournament supporting the cancer cause in this country.
"Thank you to everyone who participated, including 60 PGA Ontario professionals, and over 60 sponsors, partners and suppliers for their contributions" says Nick Taylor, Director of New Revenue and Chief Golf Officer at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
This year, the tournament saw a new addition with the launch of a new online fundraising auction, The Game Changers. Funds from this best-in-class event will also support The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
"40% of Canadians will battle cancer in their lifetime. There will be a 40% increase of cases over the next 15 years in Canada. Transformational cancer care at The Princess Margaret is a reality because of your ongoing support" says Paul Alofs, President & CEO, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
The event, hosted at Coppinwood and Granite golf clubs in Stouffville, is presented by Harry Rosen Inc., with platinum sponsor Accompass and national gold sponsors -- Cadillac Fairview, Great-West Life, London Life & Canada Life and Greenpark Homes.
The Rosen Cup, the coveted trophy of the event, was shared this year by champions at Coppinwood from Ellis Don and the champions at Granite Golf Club from TD Securities.
All golfers took home a variety of gifts from Harry Rosen, TaylorMade and Adidas Golf and others, while the contest hole prize winners also walked away with luxury luggage and many other prizes from Harry Rosen brand partners and suppliers.
"As the head of a Canadian company that's been in business for over sixty-three years, we are so proud to support this world-class cancer research centre. We consider it an honour and, in fact, our responsibility to help raise funds to conquer cancer by supporting Golf to Conquer Cancer as presenting sponsor," says Larry Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen Inc., volunteer Board Member of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and Executive Committee Chair of the event.
Join us on Monday, June 11th for the 2018 event for and help us Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime. More details to follow. The tournament's online auction is still live at www.princessmargaretauctions.com and interested bidders can still support Princess Margaret through this exciting opportunity.
About Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and delivering Personalized Cancer Medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.theprincessmargaret.ca
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network is raising funds to lead the way in Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. www.thepmcf.ca
SOURCE Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
For further information: Media Contact: Nick Taylor, Chief Golf Officer, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, (416) 993-5720, [email protected]