Rose of Hope tournament is a record setter
Golfers raise $135,000 to support cancer care in Kingston
This year's annual Rose of Hope Golf Tournament was a record setter. In its nineteenth year, organizers announced that the event raised $135,000 to support cancer care and equipment in Kingston's hospitals.
Recently, funds raised from the Rose of Hope tournament have been used to support local women who require breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer treatment. The funds have also purchased equipment such as ultrasounds, scopes and exam beds.
“It’s the right thing to do,” says Sherri McCullough, chair of the 2017 Rose of Hope organizing committee. “These are our women, our community members that we are helping.”
One of those community members is Liz Adamson, who joined the golfers at the tournament to tell her story about the care she received through the hospitals and shared how the generosity of everyone who is involved in the annual golf tournament made an impact on her life. Adamson was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2016, and was a recipient of breast reconstruction surgery at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
“Emotionally, it’s not an easy journey, but it’s amazing to see these women helping other women,” said Adamson. “I know the benefits first hand and I’m so thankful they are continuing to support other patients going through this.”
The Rose of Hope tournament was founded by Jack McIntyre, who began the tournament in honour of his daughter Mary Jane after she lost her battle with cancer. Since its inception, Rose of Hope has raised over $1.3 million to support cancer care in Kingston.