The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is excited to announce that their 25th Annual Lakeshore Open, which took place on September 14, raised $335,573 for the Hospital’s Emergency Department. The sold-out event welcomed over 250 guests to Elm Ridge Golf Club for a day on the links, cocktails, on-course food stations, and a live and silent auction.
“The Emergency Department is the heartbeat of our Hospital,” says Dave Cescon, Co-Chair of the Foundation Board and of the Tournament. “Over the last year, they have seen over 38,000 patients – that’s 105 every day. The funds raised will help the department tremendously by allowing us to make technological and equipment upgrades and create a space for teaching. Thank you to all those who supported this event and the Emergency Department.”
“I am thrilled with the success of this year’s tournament,” says Foundation Managing Director Nathalie Kamel. “For 25 years, this event has united the West Island community to give back and has raised over $2.5 million for Lakeshore General Hospital. And to have almost doubled our fundraising efforts over the last two years is remarkable.
I want to thank our Ace sponsor, Snowmelting.ca, and our Par sponsors, Desjardins, Caisse de Ouest-de-L’ile and NUAGE Logistics, as well as all our other sponsors, the participants, donors, food partners and volunteers who supported the event.”
About the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and major structural renovations and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.