Richmond Hill, ON (June 12, 2019)

On Monday, June 10, golfers hit the green at Mackenzie Health Foundation’s 24th annual Proud Partners Classic raising more than $175K for the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

Mackenzie Health’s premier golf tournament was held at Eagles Nest Golf Club and attracted over 140 business and community leaders. 18 holes of golf in scramble format, along with delicious food stations, prizes and exciting on-course activities rounded out the day. The winning foursome was Royal LePage Your Community Realty.

“We’re grateful to the support of our community,” says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health. “Events like these helps fund important and life-saving equipment for our hospitals. Over the years, this longstanding golf tournament has raised significant funds and have supported patient care and programs offered.”

Since 1995, the Proud Partners Classic Golf Tournament has raised more than $2.7M in support of new equipment and programs at Mackenzie Health and has become one of York Region’s most exclusive charity golf tournaments. Mackenzie Health Foundation is grateful to its many sponsors, including DG Group, Eagles Nest Golf Club, Elias Custom Metal Fabrication Inc., Lexus of Richmond Hill, Liberty Development Corporation, Michels Canada Co., Scotiabank and Sodexo Canada.

“It’s exciting to once again bring our community together, this time in 18 rounds of golf and networking,” says Ingrid Perry, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health Foundation. “Thank you to our golfers, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event possible and raise critical funds for Mackenzie Richmond Hill and Mackenzie Vaughan hospitals.”

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About Mackenzie Health and Mackenzie Health Foundation
Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional health care provider which includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services. In March 2017, the organization received its second consecutive award of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for its commitment to safety and quality patient care. This is the highest rating a Canadian health care provider can receive. Guided by a vision to create a world-class health experience, Mackenzie Health has an unrelenting focus on the patient and is dedicated to patient needs now and in the future. With over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health is proud to serve one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada. For more information, please visit mackenziehealth.ca 

The Mackenzie Health Foundation is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – which is committed to raising $250 million in community contributions toward the total $1.6-billion project cost of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Since 1977, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised more than $142 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health. For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

Media contact:
Michelle Stegnar
Senior Communications Consultant, Mackenzie Health
905-883-1212 ext. 7484 | michelle.stegnar@mackenziehealth.ca