Royal LePage Breast Cancer Golf Classic surpasses $100,000

In its 24th year, the Medicine Hat Royal LePage Breast Cancer Golf Classic presented a cheque for $107,200. An amazing feat coming off a pause in 2020 due to Covid, and the first time the tournament has surpassed the $100,000 mark.

The golf classic, hosted at the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club, brought in half the funds, with
the Yuill Family Foundation matching the proceeds. The cheque was presented to the Medicine Hat Health Foundation on behalf of the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre at the hospital.

Cori Cuthbertson, Yuill Family Foundation Administrator, says, “Cancer has touched each and every one of us in some horrific way and the Yuill Family Foundation believes strongly in health initiatives and in finding ways to support research and clinical trials to eradicate this terrible disease.”

The funds raised at this event are being kept in our community and are being used in the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Center for patient care, comfort, and equipment, thus ensuring the needs of our community are met.

Brooklyn Kalista, Broker/Owner at Royal LePage Community Realty, explains that each year they look forward to putting in the work to make this tournament a success and a memorable day for the participants. “This tournament wouldn’t be possible without all our loyal sponsors and the community support,” she says. “We are grateful for the generosity of everyone involved, and our partnership with the Yuill Family Foundation who graciously matches all funds raised making it possible for everyone’s efforts to go the extra mile – it’s truly a day that everyone leaves feeling a sense of community and knowing that together, we truly do and can make a difference.”

Coming together to build up the community and those living in it is ingrained within the Royal LePage Community Realty culture – this tournament is one of the largest ways they give back each year. “The cause speaks for itself, the people involved make the difference,” Kalista says.

Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club General Manager, Cam Jacques, explains that so many of the same people come out year after year to support the event. Many only golf one or two times a year but want to support the cause. Cams says the committee hopes the funds and awareness raised by the tournament lead to more women being able to tell their breast cancer survival stories.

“It is a powerful message when the community comes together to help fight cancer for our family, friends and neighbors. This tournament is a perfect example of that fight,” says Heather Bach, Executive Director of the Medicine Hat Health Foundation.

The Medicine Hat Health Foundation is the official fundraising arm of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services for Southeastern Alberta. The Health Foundation is a 100% local, registered, non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to making a difference in healthcare.

For further information, please contact:
Heather Bach, Executive Director
Medicine Hat Health Foundation
P: (403) 528-8133

Pictured from left to right: Pam Gardner, Royal LePage; Tom Strain, Royal LePage Golf Classic committee; Cam Jacques, General Manager – Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club; Sandy Clemis, Royal LePage Golf Classic committee; Heather Lemeschuk, Monarch Corp. board member; Gary Stimson, Monarch Corp. board member; Cori Cuthbertson, Administrator – Yuill Family Foundation