Twinned Charity Golf Tournaments Raise $87,000
Friday, June 22, 2007... (OTTAWA, ONTARIO) - Two longtime charity golf tournaments joined forces this week to raise more than $87,000 for stroke care and research at The Ottawa Hospital. The new event combined the 18 year-old Ottawa Hospital Foundation tournament, which takes place annually at the Club de Golf Outaouais in Rockland, and the 13 year-old Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) tournament at Loch March Golf and Country Club in Kanata.
About 250 golfers at both locations took part this afternoon in the newly-twinned tournaments, which is now called The Ottawa Hospital Stroke Fore Stroke Golf Day presented by RBC Dominion Securities in association with CATAAlliance.
"RBC Dominion Securities is proud to bring these two wonderful tournaments into one event," said Cyrille Aubin, Vice President of RBC Dominion Securities. "We have big plans for our new partnership and hope to expand the event into a regional tournament in the next few years. Stay tuned!"
"Thank you to all our golfers," said John Reid, President, CATAAlliance "Their contribution will go a long way to ensure The Ottawa Hospital remains a national leader in stroke research and patient care."
The Ottawa Hospital is the number one leader in stroke treatment in Ontario with 800 strokes treated annually.
"Proceeds from this tournament will fund innovative stroke treatment," said Dr. Michael Sharma, head of The Ottawa Hospital's rapid response stroke program, which ensures fast diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke patients. "Some of the medications we are using now, if administered within three hours, are actually reversing stroke damage in patients. These are the kinds of advances we are making thanks to community support."
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is a multi-campus, academic health sciences centre, serving 1.5 million residents of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, both in English and French. It provides care for more patients than any other hospital in Canada, and is one of the largest acute care hospitals in the country. Working together with the Ottawa Health Research Institute, the University of Ottawa, and other partners, TOH is gaining national recognition for high-quality patient care, teaching and research. It ranks as one of the most efficient teaching hospitals in the country. For more information, visit The Ottawa Hospital Web site at www.ottawahospital.on.ca
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation's mission is to inspire and enable people to support the highest quality health care at The Ottawa Hospital and lifesaving research at the Ottawa Health Research Institute. For more information, visit The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Web site at www.ohfoundation.ca
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance. It is committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members, 80 per cent of which are currently active exporters. The common purpose that unites the membership is CATAAlliance's commitment to members' business growth. With offices across the country, we are focused on the provision of business services and government relations programs that conserve and leverage member resources. Because members are action-oriented businesses, CATAAlliance responds with action when members need specific services or activities. The "Traditional Champion" of Canadian research and development, CATAAlliance's mission is to stimulate "Global Business Growth" through the forces of Canadian innovation and strategic partnership.
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