Annual Hawkridge Hospital Classic raises $80k for a new CT Scanner
The rain was no match for the generous attendees, volunteers and organizing committee who attended the 22nd Annual Hawk Ridge Hospital Classic. Despite downpours throughout the day, the tournament saw over 150 golfers participate, and raised over $80,000 for a brand new CT scanner at the Hospital.
“It’s an incredible show of support when this many people from our community come together for our local Hospital,” said Karen O’Coin, Chair, OSMH Foundation Golf Committee. “We can’t thank the sponsors, attendees, volunteers, Hawk Ridge and fantastic organizing committee enough for their tireless efforts year after year in making this tournament such a success!”
All proceeds from the golf tournament will be put toward a new CT scanner for the hospital. In total, a new CT scanner will cost over $2 Million, and will be entirely funded by community support to the Foundation.
“The CT scanner is such an essential part of the diagnostic imaging department at our Hospital,” said Mark Riczu, Executive Director, OSMH Foundation. “There are more than 13,000 scans conducted per day, and unfortunately, our scanner is now more than 13 years old and nearing the end of its useful life. Donor support and events such as our annual Hospital Classic bring us one step closer to securing a new CT scanner, which will mean better diagnostic care for patients across North Simcoe Muskoka.”
Funds raised at the golf tournament were generated through sponsorship, ticket sales and a live and silent auction. The Hospital Classic has supported several causes over the last 22 years including surgery, oncology and paediatrics. To learn more about the Hospital’s greatest needs, please contact the Foundation office today at 705-325-6464.