Friday, May 04, 2007

Last call for Transplant Open Golf
Thursday, June 7, 2007


This is a charitable fundraiser to raise money for lung transplant research at Toronto General Hospital in partnership with Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Our golf committee (see photos) has been working hard to build on the success of last year's tournament. We've moved the event to the highly rated Granite Ridge Golf Club just off highway 401 in Milton, Ontario which is a very convenient location to get to.

The guest dinner speaker will be Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant program.

Thursday, June 7, 2007
Granite Ridge Golf Club, Milton, Ontario
Web site: Granite Ridge Golf Club
9503 Dublin Line, Milton, ON 905-794-0201 / 1-877-GOLF-126
Registration: 11 A.M. - Tee offs start at 11:30 am (you will be notified)
Cost: Golf, Cart, Lunch, Dinner & Putting Contest $200 per person
Cost: Dinner only: $60

    Two hole-in-one contests!!
  • 2-year lease of a vehicle donated by Whiteoak Ford Lincoln.

  • $10,000 donated by K. P. Scharfe Insurance Brokers Ltd.

  • Silent Auction!
  • An exciting silent auction with many great prizes.

Tracey Jack: email or phone: 905-820-9012

Visa, Master Card and Amex accepted.
Make cheques payable to Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and mail to: Peter Laurence, 7128 Upton Cr., Mississauga, ON L5N 7L6 (416) 471-1421
Credit card payments can be mailed or faxed:
Fax # (905) 814-5220 email Peter Laurence

Our heartfelt thanks go to all who helped make last year's tournament a big success by raising $20,000 for transplant research.

We hope the 2007 event will be even better and we will very much appreciate your support and/or participation to help raise more money for Lung Transplant Research at Toronto General Hospital, in partnership with Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.

Toronto General Hospital is recognized as a world-class lung transplant center with some of the world’s leading research scientists and physicians. More lung transplants were performed by the Toronto General Lung Transplant Team than anywhere else in the world in 2004 (64) and that record was exceeded in 2005 and 2006.

Some of the projects they are currently working on are ways to prevent rejection, tissue regeneration, tolerance (the body's ability to accept new organs without the high doses of anti-rejection drugs now required), and making donor lungs useable that are presently not acceptable for transplant (only about 2 of every 5 donor lungs are now useable).

No one likes rejection, especially lung transplant recipients and their support people. Those of us on the golf committee are very thankful for the “Gift of Life” and are now advocates for transplant research funding and thus this tournament.

You can help support and participate in this golf event by:

  • Organizing one or more golf foursomes.

  • Sponsoring a hole for $250.

  • If not able to golf, you can attend the dinner and silent auction.

  • Donate gifts for the prize table.

  • Donate prizes for the silent auction.

  • Volunteer your time to help organize the golf tournament or sell raffle tickets.

  • Make a financial contribution (tax receipts will be issued according to Revenue Canada Agency guidelines)
    Our charitalbe number is 12386 4068 RR0001.

Contact for prizes and gifts:
Kim Cassar: (905) 877-6886
Carol Devlin: email or phone (416) 250-1469

Golf Committee

click for larger picture Lung transplant recipients Kim Cassar, Peter Laurence and Merv Sheppard, who organized the first tournament, remain on the committee this year.

click for larger picture Tracey Jack and Carol Devlin joined the committee in 2006 and remain on the committee this year. Shown here are Tracey Jack, Peter Laurence, Lynne Laurence and Carol Devlin. (Lynne is an unofficial member of the committee and has been a wonderful hostess for meetings that were held at Peter & Lynne's home)

We on the committee are proud to be part of this charitable event. Won’t you join us June 7th by participating in this golf tournament, dinner and fundraising event? The proceeds will help to improve the quality of life for transplant recipients and patients waiting for a lung transplant and their families.

Contact Merv Sheppard: email

Merv Sheppard
207-200 Shakespeare Drive
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C1
Phone (519) 746-1444

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Congratulations to you and your Team for running the Golf Day, It was a Wonderful Evening on June 7th, 2006.

The organization and dedication of all your team was wonderful.

Thank you,

P. Carey