19th ANNUAL NEUTROPENIA GOLF TOURNAMENT/DINNER

(OR BETTER KNOWN AS BENNY'S TOURNAMENT - THE POOR MAN'S )

 

2012 Neutropenia Golf Tournament update 

MAY 17th, 2012 at the KINGSWOOD, was SOLD OUT.

 

This year’s Golf Tourney was another “hole-in-one” smashing success. There were just under 156 golfers in attendance, the weather was great and turned out to be a beautiful day for all. The dinner format was changed to buffet style, I believe this helped the evening “move along” a little faster. Dr. Jon Gerard was in attendance and gave an inspiring motivational speech. Lots of great prizes were handed out, the live auction created a feeding frenzy of some hot items. Gary Curtis, Director of Golf at the Kingwood Golf & Country Club was honored with a Special plaque to commemorate his overwhelming support and extreme generosity and contributions to make this event a tremendous success year after year.  

 

On behalf of Neutropenia Support Assoc. Inc. I would like to Thank Gary Curtis and his staff at the Kingwood Golf & Country Club for their continued support for once again another extremely successful Golf Tournament. I would also like to thank all the golfers who come out year after year, without you this event would not happen … Thank-you … to all our hole sponsors,  and to every person that contributed to this event.

 

 

 

Thank-you

 

 

Until next year.. 

 

Mike Carlson

Vise-President, Neutropenia Support Association.

  

  

 

An important Message from Our President..  Lorna Stevens

 

Tax deductible receipts will be supplied for HOLE SPONSORSHIP @ $100.00

 DONATIONS ARE ALSO GRATEFULLY RECEIVED  and tax deductible receipts supplied.

The research advancement and knowledge gained about this rare blood disorder since we started in 1989 has truly been amazing.
The failure of chemotherapy treatment without the development of the current cytokine treatment & SCN Canadian participation in the Clinical phase lll trials, lead to  approval and thousands of Canadian lives saved each and every year.
ALL Cancer patients because of the clinical evidence supporting the importance of dose-intensity in cancer chemotherapy have a chance of a higher response rate and greater success.
We remain 100% voluntary and this is our only fundraiser we depend on each year.
We hope we can count on your support.

It is truly amazing when we look back and recognize all the projects we have helped support over the years.
 
Dr. Bonnie Cham and U. of Manitoba Cell Biology, Dr. Melvin Freedman,  and others at Toronto Sick Children's,
a microscope for the Janeway.  Hospital needs from VCR's for the children's wards to Major Medical Journal subscriptions for the library. Now, parking passes distributed by the Child Life Specialist for parents with children in hospital and supporting other needs as recognized by child health programs.
 
As you know the diagnosis of a chronic life -threatening illness creates many challenges.
 
All members of the family experience stress, anxiety  and fear related to illness, treatment and hospitalization.
For parents and caregivers there are additions stressors related to financial concerns.
Often one parent must give up their job for a long period of time to care for their child.
 
In addition to managing their households with less financial resources there are other expenses including daily parking charges and meals for their hospitalized child.
 HOSPITALS DO THEIR VERY BEST, to make meals child-friendly, but children with neutropenia have special requests and good nutritional status is very important in their physical and psychological well-being.
 
The last 2 years we have provided parking passes and assistance of nutritional support for this patient population.
 
Confidentiality is maintained  through the Child Life Specialists that provides on our behalf the support needed to reduce some of the stress associated with these medical challenges.
 
 Our  2012 golf tournament will enable us to once again meet these goals.
 
Thank you!
 
Lorna Stevens on behalf of Neutropenia Support Assoc. Inc.