Pa­tients big win­ners at Al­berta Cancer Foun­da­tion Golf Clas­sic

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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.

PHO­TOS: COUR­TESY, SKOGEN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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.

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