The organizers of the Golfing for Maternal Care Golf Tournament, that fundraised and supported Brockville General Hospital’s Women & Children’s Program, have made the decision to discontinue the tournament in support of BGH.
The Hare Family, and their small army of volunteers, ran the tournament in support of BGH’s Women & Children’s Program for six-years having fundraised over $112,900 that purchase needed equipment items such as: fetal heart monitors, bassinets, sleeper chairs and a digital display Doppler.
On January 21st, several of the tournament organizers were on hand to present a final cheque that purchased a Bilirubin phototherapy light system for BGH’s Women & Children’s Program. The phototherapy light system lowers the bilirubin levels in the baby’s blood that causes a newborn to be jaundiced.
Joan Simon, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation stated, “This event has been very successful. The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) is extremely grateful to have had this event on board for the last 6 years. But as we know, events often have a beginning and an end cycle due to a variety of factors. The BDHF would like to take this opportunity to bid a fond farewell and express sincerest thanks to the dedicated group of volunteers of the Maternal Care Golf Tournament.”
Pictured here are: Forefront: Pearl Hare, daughter of Kristin Hare. 2nd row (l-r): Ellen Gleason, RN, Women and Children’s Program, BGH; Carole Hare, event organizer; Dr. Harvinder Chawla and Jen Brouwer, RN, Women and Children’s Program, BGH. 3rd row (l-r): Kristina Swank, RN, Women and Children’s Program, BGH; Krista Hare, event committee member; Tom Hare, event organizer; Kristin Hare, event committee member with son Chase Hare; Heather Halladay, Board Chair for the BDHF and Kellie Kitchen, Director of Professional Practice & Women & Children’s Programs, BGH.