3 p.m., Aug. 30)
OutCare Golf Classic raises $55K for palliative care
By Fred Sherwin
an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child.
The same could be said about building a Habitat for Humanity
group of neighbours from the Cardinal Creek
community spent Aug. 26 pitching in to help
build the first of 16 Habitat for Humanity
homes at the corner of Jeanne d’Arc Blvd.
and Fortune Drive. Fred Sherwin/Photo
August 18, 150 golfers gathered at the Hammond Golf Club
to take part in the 10th edition of the OutCare Golf Classic
presented by Grandmaitre Virgo Evans Lawyers/Avocats and
the Heritage Funeral Complex.
sold-out event raised over $55,000 for palliative care
in Eastern Ontario thanks to the generous donations of
44 sponsors and over 45 donors.
addition to a great day on the links, golfers had the
chance to win two tickets to the NHL Winter Classic –
generously donated by Vezina Opticians and nearly impossible
to find. The winner was congratulated by Montréal Canadiens
head coach, Claude Julien, whose team will take on the
Ottawa Senators at this year’s outdoor Classic.
a great day in support of a great cause,” explained John
Bradley, the event chairman and past chair of the OutCare
Foundation. “I can’t believe this was the 10th edition.
This year’s event was especially meaningful because of
this milestone. I think everyone knew that, which is why
we had such tremendous support.”
funds raised will be used help purchase equipment that
offers comfort and mobility; provide education on preparing
for end of life; and launching new programs that support
family members of dying relatives. Individual donors were
also very generous funding 15 bursaries for palliative
care volunteers through dona-tions and pledges made to
the Friends of the Classic.
more information about the OutCare Foundation and the
services they provide visit http://outcarefoundation.org.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
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