$ 2,278,490 raised against cancer

The CHUS Foundation is wrapping up its series of four major fundraisers for the fight against cancer with its prestigious Cascades-IBM Golf Tournament. This 21st edition of the event, combined with the 12-hour golf, gourmet dinner and Destination soleil, raises the check to $ 2,278,490.

“According to the most recent statistics, every day, at the CHUS only, four people are diagnosed with cancer. These data are troubling, especially considering that one in two will develop one during his life, “are saddened in a message addressed to the participants honorary presidents Denis Desbiens (Quebec president of IBM Canada) and Alain Lemaire ( Executive President of Cascades).

Given the success of the 20th edition, the organizers decided to once again appeal to France Beaudoin, who hosted his show Live from the Universe at the Exhibition Center during the special evening. Nearly 500 people attended this colorful evening.

A large part of the profits are collected during the auction in this last part of the day. Donors snapped up exclusive prizes, such as a 1989 bottle of Petrus wine, a trip to Mexico at Hotel Casa Velas, a package to attend a Montreal Canadiens game in Geoff Molson’s box, a VIP visit to TVA studios and a Renegade X-RS snowmobile. CHUS cardiology doctors even put a cardiologist day at auction, while Cascades offered a flight aboard his private plane.

168 golfers

168 golfers took part in the game on Wednesday. The tournament, played in Vegas Formula at the Venice Golf Club, has even attracted players from the United States. The golf game cost the quartet $ 10,000, proof of a great evolution of the activity since its first edition, where the price was fixed at $ 500.

Each hole features an activity, contest or partner booths, such as the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, Air Canada, Yuzu Sushi, Siboire and many more. The revenues from these kiosks also contribute to the funds raised by the foundation.

The 21st edition of the Cascades-IBM Golf Tournament was the affair of Sophie Warren, President of the CHUS Foundation, Alain Lemaire, Honorary Co-President of the tournament, Roger Héroux, co-owner, co-organizer of the tournament, Robert Carignan, tournament co-organizer and Denis Desbiens, Honorary Co-President of the Tournament.
The 21st edition of the Cascades-IBM Golf Tournament was the affair of Sophie Warren, President of the CHUS Foundation, Alain Lemaire, Honorary Co-President of the tournament, Roger Héroux, co-owner, co-organizer of the tournament, Robert Carignan, tournament co-organizer and Denis Desbiens, Honorary Co-President of the Tournament.
SPECTRUM MEDIA, JESSICA GARNEAU.
The organizers make sure to send the ball back to the generous donors, who each receive a $ 1,000 gift bag. “It’s a little bit of success, people know how it works and some come very early to discover their surprises,” says Roger Héroux, co-organizer of the event.

Mr. Héroux, co-owner of the Sherbrooke Sports Experts, has been organizing this tournament since the very beginning with Robert Carignan, general manager of Milette et fils and co-owner of Mercedes Benz of Sherbrooke.

A lucky auctioneer and three of his guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a meal with the two organizers and two honorary presidents.

The Cascades-IBM Golf Tournament has raised $ 23,787,350 in the last 21 years.

Share Button