Sudbury Doctors Raise Money for Northern Medical Students

    Charity golf tournament helps give med students a boost with tuition

    SUDBURY, ON, June 8 /CNW/ - The Sudbury and District Medical Society
(SDMS) is hosting its 6th annual "Docs on Greens" charity golf tournament on
Saturday, June 9th at the Idylwylde Golf Course. For the second year in a row,
the proceeds from the event will go to the SDMS Medical Student Bursary Fund.
    "We are extremely pleased to be able to help our local medical students
through this charity event," said Dr. Pierre Bonin, Sudbury District Chair for
the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). "With tuition costs and student debt
rising, it is important that we help support students pursue their goals in
    The event, which is expected to have 120 people participate, will also
honour Dr. Zul Juma and Dr. Albert Melanson who will both receive the OMA
Glenn Sawyer Award for their outstanding contribution to the medical
community. Ms. Joan Mantle will also be receiving the OMA's Community Service
Award for dedication to local programs. The day will culminate with awards at
7:00 p.m. followed by dinner.
    "It is important that we support medical students in the community and
honour the work of our committed physicians," said Dr. Bonin. "We have many
bright and talented students in the North and their success is our success."
    Last year the bursary was granted to Jonathan DellaVedova, a medical
student at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM).

For further information:

For further information: Lisa Bonin, Executive Secretary to the Sudbury
and District Medical Society, at (705) 626-0040

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