The Scarborough World Cup of Golf, held at the Angus Glen Golf and Country Club in Markham on August 26, raised $100,000 for The Scarborough Hospital’s Cancer Care program.
This year’s event, emceed by Joe Tilley, Sports Anchor for CTV News, included a day of golf, dinner, raffle prizes and a silent auction. NHL alumni, Johnny Bower and Ron Ellis, also played in the event, each joining a lucky foursome on the world famous golf course.
“It’s great to see so many people from our diverse Scarborough community come out to play a fun game, for a great cause,” said Michael Mazza, President and CEO of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation. “Funds raised from this year’s event will go to enhance the delivery of care, efficiency and accessibility of services for Scarborough residents living with cancer. Like I’ve said in the past, I truly believe that strong communities build strong hospitals, and residents in the Scarborough community are dedicated to making their hospital a leader in Cancer Care.”
According to Nancy Veloso, Patient Care Director of The Scarborough Hospital’s Cancer Care program, TSH receives more than 24,000 visits annually to its oncology clinics, many of which are patients being screened through the Ontario Breast Screening Program. “Last year, The Scarborough Hospital screened over 6,000 patients through the program and provided more than 6,300 additional diagnostic mammographic procedures annually. This screening saved many people’s lives – women and men – in our community. Thank you for making it your priority.”