GolfBC Group announced a $75,000 donation to the BC Cancer Foundation, the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary, at the closing ceremonies of the 2022 GolfBC Championship held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club. This donation brings the total charitable contribution over the six years of the event to $750,000.
Giving back to the community through charitable initiatives has always been at the core of GolfBC Group and its charitable arm, Chan Family Foundation. When GolfBC took on the role of Title Sponsor in 2016, the charitable aspect of the event — as well as the importance of directing the funds to help the Kelowna community — was a main priority.
The GolfBC Championship has directly supported the BC Cancer Foundation’s project towards improving PET/CT technology and accessibility in the Kelowna area, bringing the most advanced cancer diagnostic tool closer to patients in need. More recently, funds will support the World Class Systemic Therapy Suite at the Kelowna BC Cancer Center on Royal Avenue. This new suite will dramatically increase capacity for chemotherapy treatments, provide the technological infrastructure to deliver real time data for medical staff, and for the first time ever, bring Phase 1 clinical trials to patients receiving Systemic Therapy treatments in Kelowna. Funds will also continue to support the Hereditary Cancer Program throughout the province, improving access to genetic testing on tumors to see if the patient’s family is at risk of cancer. Pivotal for overall disease prevention, this program also allows for faster diagnosis before the cancer is caught too late.
“GolfBC, Chan Family Foundation, and Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club have continued their stellar support of the BC Cancer Foundation with a $75,000 gift this year. This incredible gift will enable the BC Cancer Agency to continue advancing the treatment and care of thousands of patients across BC, and locally in the Okanagan.”BC Cancer Foundation
In addition, the event has also supported two other charities, the Red Cross Kelowna Flood Relief efforts in 2017, and the Central Okanagan Food Bank in 2019 and 2021.
About GolfBC Group and Chan Family Foundation
Vancouver-based GolfBC Group is a golf and resort management and investment company committed to defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations. Since 1989 GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia, and since 2003 also in Maui, Hawaii. GolfBC is the owner/operator of seven championship golf courses in British Columbia, including Nicklaus North (Whistler), Gallagher’s Canyon and the 9-hole Pinnacle (Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), The Quail and The Bear (The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond), and the Gold, Emerald and Blue courses at Wailea Golf Club on Maui. Chan Family Foundation, GolfBC’s charitable arm, is a longtime supporter of the BC Cancer Foundation, and also works closely with Vancouver General Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and many others. For information on GolfBC, visit www.golfbc.com.
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About PGA TOUR Canada
PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played primarily in Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five points earners at the end of each season earn status on the Korn Ferry Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and its partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities the Tour visits.
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