West Island Palliative Care Golf Tourny a great success

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West Island Palliative Care Residence , TC Dellar
On the picture from left: Len McDougall, Chair of the 2015 Golf Committee, Teresa Dellar, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Residence and Robert Havill, President of the West Island Palliative Care Residence Foundation

The 5th Annual Golf Tournament of the West Island Palliative Care Residence, which was held on August 31, 2015 at the Beaconsfield Golf Club, generated net profits of $144,448 for the Residence. Over the years, this event has helped raise close to $540,000.

As Teresa Dellar, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the West Island Palliative Care Residence said following the announcement of the results “Palliative care is quickly becoming one of the most pressing issues in our society. Caring for the terminally ill is about making life palatable, treating symptoms, enabling patients to die in dignity, comfort and in a home-like environment. The Residence receives one-third of its operational budget from the Quebec government and relies on community support and fundraising activities to raise the balance of 3 million dollars. We could not do what we do without the support of so many caring and generous individuals.”

Major sponsors of the event included: Quinn Sport Management, RBC, TD Securities, Len McDougall Financial Services, Cobra PUMA Golf and a Friend of the Residence.

About the West Island Palliative Care Residence

The West Island Palliative Care Residence provides terminally ill patients with a place to spend their end-of-life days in comfort and dignity in a warm, home-like environment, close to their family, and in their community. The free-standing Residence, which is the first of its kind in Montreal, provides a special type of care for terminally-ill people to live out their final days in comfort and dignity. Recognized across the province and Canada for its excellence in palliative care, the facility has welcomed more than 2,900 patients in the final stages of ALS, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as 12,000 of their family members. To learn more, visit PalliativeCareResidence.com

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