We are grateful to all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and committee members who were a part of the 5th Annual St. Joe’s Golf Tournament on September 8 at the beautiful Glendale Golf & Country Club. It was an un-FORE-gettable day on the fairways that raised over $100,000 – the highest fundraising figure the tournament has tallied in its recent history!
This year’s sold-out tournament saw 148 players golfing for a great cause. Funds raised from the event will support St. Joe’s innovative robotic surgery program to help patients heal faster, and get home sooner.
Recently, St. Joe’s surgeons were the first in Canada to perform a fully-robotic procedure that is helping patients diagnosed with cancers of the esophagus. Our robotic surgery team is truly changing the landscape of how cancer surgeries are performed, here in Hamilton, and around the world. That’s the kind of innovation funds raised through this tournament helps to drive.
While robotic surgery isn’t yet funded by the province, participation in this year’s tournament will support the specialized instruments needed for each procedure. With an approximate cost of $2,000 per surgery, this means 50 more patients living with cancers of the head, neck, lungs, chest, kidney or prostate will benefit from the healing power of robotic surgery.
A special thanks goes out to this year’s Golf Committee, Peter Cicchi, Scott Galbraith, Dave Lumsden and George McCarter, and the many sponsors who, once again, came together to make this tournament a resounding success. We look forward to seeing you all again for the next tournament in 2023!
For photos of our foursomes and the full day on the fairways, view this album.