Putting toward a cause

St. John hospital’s Oncology unit benefits from annual fundraiser

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On July 23, a record number of ladies took to the links in Vanderhoof to raise money for the local Oncology Unit at St. John hospital. 59 golfers participated in a fun four-ball scramble format and even the occasional thunderstorm did little to damper their enthusiasm. The ladies were also required to answer trivia questions to test their knowledge of cancer awareness and healthy lifestyle choices.

The Omineca Medical Clinic appropriately sponsored this week of golf in Vanderhoof and the ladies’ night organizers were delighted by the turnout for this annual fundraiser.

“We have never seen so many ladies out at once,” said Ann Martens, one of the main organizers of the event.

“The Vanderhoof Golf Association would like to thank the many golfers for coming out and for the generous donations of silent auction items, raffle table baskets and door prizes.

Rough calculations show that they raised approximately $2255.00 for the local Oncology Unit.

It is awesome to see the enthusiasm for the fundraiser of this kind, especially knowing that all the money raised stays in our community.”

 

The ladies’ night organizers are also grateful for the support of the Verla Avison who offered a golf and dinner package, Martha Gull and her staff for providing a wonderful meal and to everyone who came out and helped to make the evening such a success.