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Golf Fore Hospice In Walkerton

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

Just over $54,000 was raised in Tuesday’s first annual Golf Fore Hospice.

It was a beautiful day on the greens where young and old alike converged on the Walkerton Golf and
Country Club to raise money for a good cause.

Just over $54,000 was raised in Tuesday’s first annual Golf
Fore Hospice. 

Organizer Joe Rys is overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the
community for this very worthy cause.

He says the grand total is a testimony to how much people in this region want
and are willing to sacrifice to bring a hospice to South Bruce Grey.

Every cent raised will go towards the six bed Southern Bruce Grey Hospice
satellite that will be located in Walkerton’s East Ridge Business Park.

Brockton has agreed in principal to donate a 4.8 acre parcel of land to serve
as the home of the southern Grey Bruce Hospice satellite.

All of the fine details are still being worked out.

Mayor Chris Peabody and Brockton Municipal Senior Staff were among the
golfers.

Peabody calls it encouraging to see so many people come out to support the
hospice project.

Raising money through a relay golf event is something organizer Joe Rys knows
all too well.

For 25 years he headed the Longest Day of Golf fundraiser for cancer and
retired the event once they reached the 1 million dollar mark.

At the request of the local Hospice fundraising committee, Rys agreed to
return to the greens this year to help kick off the first annual Golf Fore
Hospice Fundraiser.

Whether this will become an annual event, Rys says that will be up to the
Hospice Fundraising Committee.

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