Expanded Tournament Helps Fund Personalized Cancer Medicine

On behalf of presenting sponsor Harry Rosen Inc., The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation yesterday held its second annual Golf To Conquer Cancer tournament, and is proud to announce that $1.3 million has been raised, further establishing the event as the highest-grossing, single-day golf tournament supporting the cancer cause in all of Canada. This significant increase in revenue will see proceeds directed to advance Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
The official host sites of Coppinwood Golf Club and Granite Golf Club in Stouffville, Ontario welcomed Golf to Conquer Cancer presenting sponsor Harry Rosen Inc., platinum sponsor The Weather Network and three returning national gold sponsors -- Cadillac Fairview, Rodair International, Great-West Life, London Life & Canada Life. Over 80% of participants and sponsors returned following the inaugural event in 2014, which continues to bring together some of Canada’s pre-eminent business leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropic supporters on the links in the ongoing effort to conquer cancer in our lifetime.
The Rosen Cup, the coveted trophy for the event won by CIBC at the inaugural tournament, was shared this year by champions at Coppinwood from Sobotec and the champions at Granite Golf Club -- a team representing senior members from the club itself including their chairman and men’s club captain. 

One of the most exciting moments of the day happened mid-way through the round at Granite Golf Club when Glenn Murray, playing as a late addition to the IFS Group foursome, shocked himself and his playing partners by hitting a Hole-In-One on the 10th, a designated par 3 contest hole with the featured prize being a 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe provided through hole sponsorship by Jaguar Land Rover of Thornhill! Murray automatically qualified for the Jones Brown $1 Million Hole-In-One contest at the end of the round by holing his shot – the first in his lifetime!

Several lucky participants not only took home wonderful gifts from TaylorMade and Adidas Golf, but contest hole prize winners also walked away with Made to Measure suits from Giorgio Armani, beautiful luggage and an amazing prize on each course of two tickets anywhere Air Canada flies in North America and the Caribbean.

“We would like to thank the nearly 200 participating golfers and over 60 sponsors, partners and suppliers for their contributions to this best-in-class tournament, and helping us raise an unprecedented $1.3 million for Personalized Cancer Medicine at The Princess Margaret” said Nick Taylor, Director of New Revenue and Chief Golf Officer at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. “It was an incredible day at two of Ontario’s best private golf courses that were incredible partners in delivering what many guests shared was the best tournament in which they had ever participated.”

A smiling Paul Alofs, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, was appreciative of the support from the business and philanthropic community this year, said, “To raise the bar the way we have and raise $1.3 million in just our second year is a major accomplishment.  I’d like to personally thank all of the golfers for participating, the sponsors for bringing such valuable resources and contributions to the event, and the many volunteers and staff that put the event together.  The leadership on the organizing committee from Larry Rosen was instrumental in growing the event to this level.” 

Committee Chair Larry Rosen, the Chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen Inc. and a director on the volunteer board of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, said, “As a Canadian company for over sixty-one years, we are so proud to support this world class cancer centre, one of the top 5 in the world and the best that Canada has.  It is our responsibility and we consider it an honour to help raise significant funds to conquer cancer by supporting Golf to Conquer Cancer as presenting sponsor.  I would like to personally thank the golfers, sponsor and partners for joining us in this effort.”

Golf to Conquer Cancer was conceived in September 2013 as a single-day premium golf event for 120 participants at an exclusive private golf course with many customized features and benefits unlike any other golf fundraiser of its kind.  Following the great success of the 2014 event, the 2nd annual Golf To Conquer Cancer expanded to include both Coppinwood Golf Club and Granite Golf Club, and was held Monday, June 15. Details about the 2016 event program will be released in the coming weeks and may include exciting news about an expansion model outside the province of Ontario. For the time being, interested golfers are asked to save the date of Monday, June 13th, 2016 as the date of the 3rd annual event.
For more information contact:

Nick Taylor
Chief Golf Officer & Director of New Revenue
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
T: 416-946-4406
M: 416-993-5720

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and delivering Personalized Cancer Medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.theprincessmargaret.ca
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. www.thepmcf.ca


Golf To Conquer Cancer A Triumphant Success

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Adam Stanley

Nadine Lamarche didn’t have to imagine a world where the most tumultuous emotions someone can feel in their lives happened at, essentially the same time, because she lived it.

Elation. You have your first child. He’s happy and healthy.

Shock. Three months later, you find out you have cancer.

But, as with emotions, there is usually an up and a down. Lamarche is on the up. In 2015 she celebrated two years of being cancer-free.

On Monday, June 15th, she was one of the near-60 PGA of Ontario professionals who were on site at the second annual Golf to Conquer Cancer event at Coppinwood Golf Club in Claremont, Ont. and Granite Golf Club in Stouffville, Ont.  Read More >