Monday, May 19, 2008

The Transplant Open Golf Tournament
In Memory of Peter Laurence
Thursday, June 5, 2008


Peter was the chairman of the first three Transplant Open tournaments and he worked tirelessly to see that we raised as much money as we could for lung transplant research ($63,000 to date). He made many friends following his double-lung transplant in 2001 and dedicated himself to "giving back" to the lung transplant program at Toronto General Hospital and promoting organ donation awareness. He is sadly missed.

December 16, 1957 - September 30, 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 has been working hard to build on the success of last year's tournament and it will once again be held at the highly rated Granite Ridge Golf Club just off highway 401 in Milton, Ontario which is a very convenient location to get to.

  • Thursday, June 5, 2008

  • Granite Ridge Golf Club, Milton, Ontario
    9503 Dublin Line, Milton, ON 905-878-5494
    Web site: Granite Ridge Golf Club

  • Registration: 12 P.M. - Shotgun start at 1 P.M.

  • Cost: Golf, Cart, Lunch, Dinner & Putting Contest $200 per person

  • Cost: Dinner only: $60

  • There will also be 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: Tracey Jack, 4171 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON L5L 2G3 (905) 820-9012.

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 charitable number is 12386 4068 RR0001.

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

Our heartfelt thanks go to all who helped make last year's tournament a big success by raising $30,000 for transplant research.

We hope the 2008 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 every year since with 100 transplants performed in 2007.

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.

We on the committee are proud to be part of this charitable event. Won’t you join us June 5th 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.

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

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