On September 11, more than 100 people participated in the first annual Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic, a Ryder Cup format tournament held at The Marshes in Kanata in support of programs at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (ORCF).
Chmiel Architects, in partnership with Advanced Business Interiors, hosted the event which raised approximately $25,000 for Cancer Coaching Programs offered by the ORCF through their Maplesoft Cancer Survivorship Centre.
Cancer Coaching programs provide a Cancer Coach to works with cancer survivors – either one on one or in a group setting – to establish health goals and achieve a positive balance of emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing throughout the cancer journey – from diagnosis through survivorship. Cancer Coaching Programs through the Cancer Foundation is free of charge and may be enhanced by complementary ORCF wellness programs including: disease management, fitness/exercise classes, nutrition/cooking classes and mind-body-spirit-balance assistance. More information on the programs supported by funds raised at the Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic are available at www.ottawacancer.ca
“Deciding to support ORCF survivorship programs was easy,” explained Richard Chmiel. “Not a day goes by that we are not touched by someone living with or affected by cancer. The Cancer Foundation has developed thorough and valuable programs that encourage positivity for people living with – and beyond – cancer.”
Though this was its inaugural run, sponsor support and sold-out participation guaranteed that the Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic will become an annual event. 2013 winners from Team ABI/Hayworth, received an all-inclusive golf vacation to Cabot Links in Cape Breton and can look forward to defending their title in 2014.