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Golf tournament raises $110k for much needed diagnostic equipment

27 teams of four participated to raise the money
Jason Laneville, acting Executive Director TADH Foundation/ Guy Guindon, Manager John P Larche Medical Imaging/Cardiopulmonary Department/ Barb McCormick, Manager of Donor Relations TADH Foundation. Photo provided

The tenth anniversary of the John P. Larche Charity Golf Classic took place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Spruce Needles Golf Club. The event had 27 teams of four players and they enjoyed a fantastic round of golf while supporting the John P. Larche Medical Imaging/Cardiopulmonary Department.

The tournament raised an amazing $110,000 dollars to purchase a pulmonary function test system which will allow accurate diagnosis of conditions affecting the lungs.

“This particular piece of equipment is one that is used from young children to seniors and the current one is no longer being supported by the parent company because of its age so it needs to be replaced” says Guy Guindon, Manager of the John P Larche Medical Imaging/Cardiopulmonary Department.

Jason Laneville, acting Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation, reinforced the fact that “The government funds the Hospital to operate not to purchase equipment, so without the communities support at events like the Golf Tournament; we wouldn’t be able to replace this aging equipment. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who make this event such a success year after year!”

The Timmins and District Hospital Foundation (TADHF) is an accredited charity, formed to support the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) by raising funds for medical equipment, beyond funding available from government sources.

Since 1985, TADHF has transferred more than $49 million to TADH, providing funds essential to ensure our Hospital and healthcare teams can deliver the best in specialized care to patients in the district.

Our ultimate goal, with the assistance of our donors, our volunteers, Hospital staff and health care professionals is to provide the best health care to our community.