Its simple. Heart disease has greatly affected my life and will almost certainly continue to do so. My father, Joe Somers, passed away more than 13 years ago as a result of coronary disease. He missed seeing his grandsons develop his same passion for engneering and follow in his footsteps. A huge loss to them and to me. Last year one of my closest friends needed the Ottawa Heart Institute to fix a damaged heart and I'm thrilled that he is back as my Two-Man Partner this year, and for years to come.
This is personal for me and I ask for your support in the form of a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute.
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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.
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!