Over $77,000 Raised at the benefit golf tournament


PHOTO BY JOSIANE FARAND PHOTOGRAPHE

Over $77,000 announced at the 2017 benefit golf tournament of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation. In this photo, from left to right: Pierre Cyr (President of the Foundation), Jacinthe Demers (Executive Director of the Residence), Jasmine Sharma (Director of Communications and Philanthropic Development of the Residence), Claude Éthier (Honorary Chair of the tournament), Jean St-Pierre (Services de rebuts Soulanges) and Jean-Pascal Cadrin (National Bank).

The wind and rain did not deter people from being generous this past Monday, May 29. Presented by National Bank, over 180 guests took part in the benefit golf tournament of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation where an impressive amount was announced: over $77,000!

“I have personally and very recently benefited from the end-of-life support offered by the Residence’s team. This place is filled with love and humanity,” said Claude Éthier, Honorary Chair of the tournament “and it is a tremendous honour for me to contribute to the admirable work they do.” Testimonials by families visibily touched those in attendance.

“On behalf of our staff, doctors and volunteers,” stated Jasmine Sharma, Director of Communications and Philanthropic Development, “I wish to thank the 21 people who stood as ambassadors to show support for the cause and the work we do day after day.”

“It is thanks to the support of the community that the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence has been able to welcome over a 1,000 patients to this day and offer them specialized end-of-life care.” According to Jacinthe Demers, the Residence’s Executive Director “The community keeps us alive so we can in turn help patients live life to the fullest until their last breath.”

In addition to the ambassadors, the community’s support at the tournament was demonstrated in several ways. From silent auction profits to business and individual donation announcements, the tournament helped the Foundation gather important amounts to pursue its mission. A major donation of $20,000 confirmed by Jean-Marie Bourassa will help the Foundation work on a special project.

The Foundation also wished to thank all the participants and the invaluable partners who helped make this 12th edition of this annual tournament such as success. Thank you to National Bank as presenting sponsor, as well as Services de rebuts Soulanges, Kia Régate Valleyfield, CUBiX, Maison funéraire Roussin, Pro-Doc, Brunet Plus and Carrossier ProColor for their support.

Twelve culinary partners also joined this fundraiser by offering golfers and guests a variety of drinks and snacks on the green, at the cocktail and during dinner.

Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation (VSPCRF) supports the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation which, since September 2010, offers specialized palliative care free of charge with respect and dignity to individuals of all ages (children, teenagers, adults) who have a terminal-phase illness. For more information, please visit www.mpsvs.org/en/.

PHOTO BY JOSIANE FARAND PHOTOGRAPHE

21 persons (identified in alphabetical order) stood as ambassadors to support Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence Foundation at the 2017 Golf Tournament: Raymond Allard, Gilles Aubry, Groupe Autoforce (twice), Josée Boyer, Mark Delacatraz, Lise Dorval, David Kelly, Denis Kelly, Monique Laliberté Noble, René Marineau, Jean-Paul Martineau, Richard Paquette, Guy Pilon, Denis Potvin, Donald Quane, Daniel Richard, Jasmine Sharma, Jean St-Pierre, Véronique and Alexandre Viau.

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