Despite torrential rain, golfers came out ready to brave the elements in support of a worthy cause; a cause that touches 747,000 Canadians, and counting. The 6th Annual Alzheimer Golf Tournament at Bigwin Island proved a huge success, raising over $110,000 for the Alzheimer Society Research Program. A little rain wasn’t going to stop these folks from honouring the true spirit of the day, which is to raise funds and hope for people affected by dementia.
“Ultimately proceeds from this tournament enable us fund new research awards, helping to ensure that some of Canada’s most talented researchers can continue the fight to find an end to this devastating disease,” says Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO, Mimi Lowi-Young.
No golf. No problem! A fabulous afternoon was had by all, thanks in great part to returning host and MC for the tournament, Ken Shaw, who brought the humour and enthusiasm, ensuring the auction table was always bustling. Long-time friend of the Society and musical entertainer Robert Pilon serenaded everyone with classic Phantom of the Opera hits.
The auction alone brought in $22,000 which included items like a trip to Paris for fashion week and a dinner and boat cruise at the fabulous Bigwin Island.
Every cause needs a champion and we are forever grateful to the 2013 presenting sponsor, Christine Buckingham McCain, and the strong committee of volunteers who include Les Dakens, Paul Thomas and Jonathan Gee. “Hats off for the delivery of a seamless and successful event to the great benefit of the Alzheimer Society Research Program,” adds Lowi-Young.
ASC looks forward to building on this great momentum as we prepare for the 7th annual Alzheimer Golf Tournament on August 25, 2014. For information, or to register a foursome email email@example.com