Dear Friends and Family,
I recently took on the challenge of participating in the first annual 24 Hours of Golf presented by Sutton Ottawa in support of the University of Heart Institute Foundation. I am sharing this with you now with hope that you will also show your support for the critical cardiac care, research, and prevention programs right here in our community.
On April 26th I will participate in the first annual 24 Hours of Golf presented by Sutton Ottawa, in support of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. As you may or may not know, I have a special connection to the Heart Institute as two of my uncles have received excellent care there. Unfortunately, my father passed away in November of 2013 of a heart attack, and he never had the chance to receive the care his two brothers did. This is the reason why raising funds for this world class facility is so important to me; I want to help make a difference in our city so more people can have more time with their loved ones.
The Ottawa Heart Institute's new clinical tower – the largest expansion in the Heart Institute’s more than 40 year history - opened its doors in April 2018. The next exciting step in this journey will be the renovations to several floors of the original building on Ruskin Street. With the addition of escalators and a central registration desk, the experience for patients and their families will be significantly enhanced with better access and navigation tools.
These additions and renovations will ensure our continued capacity to shape cardiovascular care, research and education well into the future.
Healthcare institutions like the Heart Institute do not receive funding from any level of government for the purchase of critical and highly specialized equipment. Funds raised through this event will support equipment purchases as well as programs, research, education, and patient care at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Your generous support for my challenge in support of the Heart Institute, will help an exceptional team of health care professionals advance cardiovascular care and ensure they can keep saving lives in our community.
I hope you can join me to help us ensure that the Heart Institute Foundation provides the best care possible for all patients well into the future.
Thank you for your support and making a difference!