The event raised money for the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation’s Wellness Innovation Fund, launched by Larry and Barb Hall
A championship golfer joined local women on the golf course for a charity event in support of an endowment fund for the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation.
Eight-time LPGA champion Sandra Post played nine holes in Duntroon Highlands Golf for the Women, Worth and Wellness charity tournament.
The event was organized by Nancy Griffin, President and Founder of Women, Worth and Wellness, and Paul Chapman, Investment Advisor at RBC Wealth Management, who worked with Duntroon Highlands Golf owners Stacie and Martin Rydlo.
Only 40 places were available for the intimate charity tournament, at which Post was welcomed as a guest of honor. Not only is Post a multiple LPGA winner, she is a Lou Marsh Prize winner and was named the Order of Canada.
Funds raised at the tournament will be donated to the Wellness Innovation Fund of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation.
The event raised more than $ 2,200 for the fund, and attendees made additional personal donations.
The endowment fund was started by local residents Barb and Larry Hall, who had a vision for a fund to support innovative wellness projects in the community. The projects supported by this fund must be located in the hospital’s supply area and improve the health and well-being of patients in the core service area.
The projects must also be innovative and collaborative.
Past beneficiaries of the Innovative Wellness Fund include the South Georgian Bay Parkinson’s Awareness Program, which includes assistance from the Collingwood Squash and Fitness Center. The idea of the program is to promote early diagnosis and use non-invasive fitness and lifestyle-based treatments for the disease, while also raising doctors’ awareness of the disease to improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
Another program supported by the fund is the Green Prescription Program, run by the South Georgian Bay Community Health Center at Wasaga Beach. The idea of the program is for healthcare professionals to prescribe time in the natural environment as part of their clients’ health plans. The program is testing the concept with 50 patients who are referred to outdoor / nature independent and supervised programs as part of their overall treatment.
Find out more about the Wellness Innovation Fund here.