11th Annual Tennis Classic a Smash
Another Montreal summer, another fabulous JGH Tennis Classic!
The 11th edition of this remarkable fundraiser was another smashing success, raising over $400,000 (figures to be confirmed) to support the Department of Urology’s fight against prostate cancer — a disease that claims the lives of more than 5,000 men in Canada each year.
Funds raised from the 2008 Classic, staged on August 7, will help fund a number of initiatives that could prove crucial to unlocking the mysteries of prostate cancer, including implementation of a patient data bank that will facilitate data comparisons with other medical centres; continued studies and cooperation with the Department of Pathology, which will provide important information regarding tumours; and pursuit of a fascinating research avenue that could lead Jewish General Hospital researchers to an entirely new treatment for advanced prostate cancer.
Since its inception, the JGH Tennis Classic has raised more than $2 million, allowing our world-class team of doctors, scientists and researchers to continue their vital work at a time when fiscal constraints often limit the ability to seek new and better treatments.
On behalf of the entire JGH family — the Foundation, the Department of Urology and the Tennis Classic Committee, we wish to express our gratitude for continuing to provide us with the power to heal.
Thanks to all the enthusiastic sponsors and supporters who took part in this year’s tournament. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We are particularly grateful to our major sponsors, including Bell, HSBC, PDI, Picchio Pharma, Bice Ristorante, Figueredo communication and Tennis Canada.
Watch this site for dates and news about next year’s Tennis Classic.