Harry Rosen Tournament for Life
Take a swing at prostate cancer. Your support has the power to save lives.
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation partners with donors to provide the funds essential to ensuring that our hospitals and health care teams can deliver BC’s best, most specialized care for adults. We work hard to ensure excellent care is here when you need it – and one of the ways we do this is through events like the annual Harry Rosen Tournament for Life, supporting the Vancouver Prostate Centre.
For the past 21 years, the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has been honoured to produce this first-class charity golf event – raising over $2.9 million to advance prostate cancer research and care. This premier tournament at the Point Grey Golf & Country Club guarantees to deliver a day of exceptional hospitality, gourmet food, an exciting live auction, and of course, outstanding golf.
BC announces $6M funding to support Vancouver Prostate Centre
The Government of BC has provided $6M to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to support the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s expansion of its Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program in Victoria, Kelowna, Surrey and Prince George.
Earlier today, MLA Peter Fassbender (Surrey-Fleetwood) – a prostate cancer survivor – shared the news in Surrey with representatives from the Foundation, Vancouver Prostate Centre, and Doctors of BC.
“BC has one of the healthiest populations in the country thanks to our commitment to healthy living and our world-class health care system,” he remarked. “It’s important to invest in programs and services that help British Columbia’s men make informed decisions about their health and access care.”
Launched in 2013, the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program supports men with prostate cancer and their families. Men can participate in six modules on topics ranging from education on treatment options to tips on exercise and nutrition. To date, the program has helped more than 1,300 men and their families. On average, 3,800 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually in BC.
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