A longstanding partnership makes for a successful Charity Golf Classic
June 18, 2018
WINDSOR, ON - A longstanding partnership between local non-profit In Honour of the Ones We Love Inc. and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) brought out golfers today, supporting the hospital's Changing Lives Together Foundation (CLTF) at the 2018 Charity Golf Classic.
In its inaugural year, the two long-time partners raised funds for the purchase of a TapeStation 4200, an instrument used by researchers for genetic profiling on cancer biopsies. Currently, such technology does not exist in Southwestern Ontario.
At press time, the event had raised a total of $50,000, inching its way toward the purchase of the cutting edge technology. The technology will be used through HDGH- based researcher Raj Atikukke and ITOS Oncology.
"To have the proceeds from this tournament go to support Raj and his groundbreaking work in genomic profiling is really very exciting for HDGH. Since being on our campus, Raj and the ITOS Team have facilitated several collaborative research projects, all aiming to personalize the way we treat cancer," said CLTF Executive Director, Bill Marra.
The TapeStation 4200 will help to ensure the quantity of good quality DNA is available for profiling.
The comfortable treatment and cure of all cancer-related diagnosis has been on the forefront of In Honour of the Ones We Love Inc. local mission's, from donating blankets to HDGH's palliative unit to renovating both gift shop and cafeteria in the hospital's Dr. Y. Emara Centre for Health Aging and Mobility. They are a long-time and valued partner of the hospital dating back to when HDGH was located on Ouellette Avenue.
"The power of partnership can never be underestimated when it comes to changing lives," said In Honour Founder and President, Anita Imperioli. "When you have organizations moving forward together, ideas grow further, voices are louder and goals are achieved more quickly."
For more information or to donate to either the Changing Lives Together Foundation or In Honour of the One's We Love Inc. please visit www.hdgh.org/foundation and inhonour.ca