This year’s Osprey Links Charity Golf Gala raised more than $60,000 for the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
It was the 24th year the gala has raised funds for medical equipment. All together, the tournament has raised nearly $500,000.
“With the proceeds from today’s tournament, our community substantially funded the MRI upgrade with $1.2M toward the $1.7M project,” said Tammy Morison, President & CEO, NBRHC Foundation. “Healthcare is truly a partnership between the government, hospital and community. Together we were able to ensure our citizens have access to the MRI scans they need, locally.”
“My family always looks forward to this tournament,” said Bradley Minogue, President of the Osprey Links Golf Course who highlighted the support of participants and sponsors. “My dad would be proud of today’s turnout and to see so many of you here, supporting a cause that is close to our hearts. For us, it’s a priviledge to have an impact on a cause that everyone in our community benefits from, access to excellent healthcare.”
“Our hospital takes care of us. Our commitment is to our community; families and businesses,” said OneLife Wealth Management’s Sylvain Côté and Shawn Flindall, who helped launch the tournament and are platinum sponsors. “From family doctors to specialists – our community attracts medical professionals with local lifestyle and with the availability of advanced medical equipment. We feel fortunate to be here today to demonstrate our commitment and support. We’re honoured to do our part to inspire others,” they added.
“Access to state-of-the-art equipment has been an important component for us to recruit new radiologists,” said Dr. Michael Loreto. “In the last twelve years, there has been four new radiologists recruited to serve our community, including myself,” he shared. “Technology typically only lasts 10 years, which is a long time when you compare it to how many renditions of cell phones we have personally cycled through. Understandably, our 11-year-old MRI, after performing more than 72,000 scans was due for an upgrade.”