Patients big winners at Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic
The long-standing Don LaBerge Memorial Golf Classic joined forces with Golf for the Cure in memory of Janice E. Crist to kick off the first Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic in 2017.
Fast forward to this year which saw the second golf classic take place Aug. 28 at Country Hills Golf and Country Club.
The event raised over $300,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundations’ Patient Financial Assistance Program (PFAP). The incidental costs of cancer treatment can be so overwhelming that some patients will decide against having lifesaving therapy and instead choose a lesser treatment as they simply cannot afford out-of-pocket expenses for items such as medications, medical supplies, transportation, accommodations and child care. Thanks to PFAP, patients and families are able to receive financial support during their treatment so they can focus on what matters most — healing.
The tournament hosted 200 golfers, who played both courses at Country Hills. The day was capped off by a dinner and program emceed by Beesley, and a successful live auction with Bill Brown of Elevate Auctions. Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Theresa Radwell gave a powerful address as to the impact the PFAP program has on so many individuals.
Kudos to all involved on the success of the second annual — especially cochairs Kham Lin and Tom Crist and their invaluable committee members Dallas Crist, Derrick Hunter and Jack Stricharuk.
Others supporting the tournament included: Alberta Cancer Foundation president and CEO George Andrews; Matthew Hanson; Brandin Schnurer; Steven LaBerge; Jason Walker; Scott Giles; Tyler Brown; and others pictured.
Pictured from left, at the second annual Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) Golf Classic held on Aug. 28 at Country Hills Golf and Country Club are event co-chair Tom Crist, Dallas Crist, Derrick Hunter, co-chair Kham Lin, ACF president and CEO George Andrews and Jack Stricharuk. The event raised more than $300,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program.
Theresa Radwell, vice-president, program investment, Alberta Cancer Foundation, with George Andrews, foundation president and CEO.
Elevate Auctions’ Bill Brown, left, poses for the lens with Beesley, emcee for the evening portion of the event.
From left, Jason Walker, Scott Giles, Steven LaBerge and Tyler Brown.
Bernie Dunlop, left, and Corinne Spronken, social workers with the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program (PFAP) at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Amanda Lin, left, and Kay Toy.
From left, Matthew Hanson, Dallas Crist, president Paramount Projects, and Brandin Schnurer took top team honours at the second annual Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic on August 28. The event was held in memory of Don Laberge and Janice E. Crist.