Brockville – The 25th anniversary of the Friends of Palliative Care Golf Tournament raised $275,000, held last Wednesday at the Brockville Country Club.
The largest fundraising golf tourney in the area exceeded its goal of $250,000, all in support of the Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service at Brockville General Hospital. It is the second largest amount raised in the history of the golf tourney, with a total of $649,000 being raised in 2015.
Over 250 golfers took to the links last Wednesday with two shot-gun starts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, while over 300 took in the dinner later in the day.
The 25th anniversary of the tournament was in memory of the late John Broome, one of the tournament’s early organizers.
The golf tourney is one of two major fundraisers for the Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service at Brockville General Hospital, the other is the annual 30 Hour Palliative Care Telethon held in February.
The Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service does not receive any funding through the Provincial Health Care funding.
The Service originated in 1979 under the auspices of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul (Brockville – St. Vincent de Paul Hospital). It has become a cherished and exemplary service in our Community with high standards of care – an innovative model, and an educational model for other palliative care programs across Canada.