L to r: Barbara Grantham, Noordin Nanji, Bill Maclagan, Dr. Larry Goldenberg, Wes Purdie, Dr. Martin Gleave, and Rod Senft.

Harry Rosen Tournament for Life raises more than $651,000 for prostate care and research

The 21st annual Harry Rosen Tournament for Life presented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP raised more than $651,000. Proceeds from the event benefit the Vancouver Prostate Centre and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to advance prostate cancer care and research, including a fusion biopsy machine to increase the accuracy of detection.

On June 12, golfers from the business and health care communities rallied together on a gorgeous sunny day at Point Grey Golf & Country Club to take a swing against prostate cancer. To date, the tournament has raised more than $4 million in support of world-class research, clinical trials and patient clinics that are helping us better understand prostate cancer and how to fight it.

Congratulations to Daryl Clark for receiving the 2017 Ted Ticknor Award for his commitment to raising awareness about prostate cancer in the community and for the incredible bravery he has shown in sharing his personal journey.

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation thanks the sponsors, donors, volunteers, golfers and committee members who helped make this event an incredible success. Their support is vital to transforming the lives of men and their families impacted by prostate cancer.

Funds raised for the fusion biopsy machine will have a direct impact on men who will need to undergo fewer uncomfortable biopsies due to the accuracy of this innovative machine, which fuses detailed MRI scans with ultrasound images of the prostate. 

To learn more about why this machine is so crucial, watch “Tom’s Story”, featuring Drs. Gleave and Black:

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