Huron County Poul­try Farm­ers do­nate pro­ceeds of An­nual Golf Tour­na­ment to Gate­way Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Ru­ral Health

The Goderich Signal-Star - - News -

Gate­way Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Ru­ral Health was the ben­e­fi­ciary of a do­na­tion from this year’s edi­tion of the Huron County Poul­try Farm­ers An­nual “Chicken Clas­sic” Golf Tour­na­ment.

Mak­ing and re­ceiv­ing the do­na­tion were Dr. Feng Chang, Gate­way board chair and pro­fes­sor of Phar­macy at the Univer­sity of Water­loo, Jes­sica Kuipers, Huron County Poul­try farm­ers, Alex Wester­hout, Huron County Poul­try farm­ers and Jay McFar­lan, Gate­way Pres­i­dent.

“The Chicken Clas­sic” golf tour­na­ment held each Septem­ber at the Seaforth Golf Club is a round of golf for fun and to raise money for char­ity. In re­cent years, Gate­way has been one of the char­i­ties of choice for this group of com­mu­nity minded farm­ers.

The funds will be used to sup­port re­search into par­tic­u­lar ru­ral health is­sues. In re­cent years these monies have been ap­plied di­rectly to poul­try farm­ers lung health. Gate­way Re­search As­so­ciate Rose Marie Doli­nar R.N. And Ph.D. Can­di­date at Western has been work­ing with the lo­cal poul­try pro­duc­ers to de­ter­mine the health of their lungs and to pro­mote safe mask­ing prac­tices when work­ing in­side the chicken barns.

Gate­way Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Ru­ral Health is a unique Cana­dian Ru­ral Health en­tity. It is ded­i­cated to im­prov­ing the health and qual­ity of life of ru­ral res­i­dents through re­search, ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Gate­way is a not for profit cor­po­ra­tion and re­lies on com­mu­nity sup­port to de­liver its pro­grams.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

(L-R): Dr. Feng Chang, Jes­sica Kuipers, Alex Wester­hout, and Jay McFar­lan.

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