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Jul
11 Jul

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Calling all golfers! This August, The Toronto General and Western Foundation and the Lew Dunn Foundation will be bringing you the 13th annual Lew Dunn Memorial Golf Classic! In 13 years this charity has raised millions of dollars, enabling The University Health Network and the University of Toronto to provide student scholarships for those studying to become Colorectal and Oncologic surgeons. The Lew Dunn Scholarship promotes education and research that enhances care for patients with colon cancer, raises awareness of the disease, and develops better treatments. This charity isn’t just making a difference to Canada but also worldwide. This year, the Lew Dunn Memorial Golf Classic will be held on August 20th, and the Toronto General and Western Foundation website has all the essential information…

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Jun
6 Jun

Do You Have a Passion for Climbing? Then the Make a Wish, Rope for Hope is the Event for You!

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The Toronto area comes alive with a myriad of exciting athletic events during spring and summer.  As part of our commitment to raising awareness of several of these, let’s discuss one that has become a traditional and popular favourite: The Make a Wish Foundation. The Make a Wish Foundation Canada has worked tirelessly for more than thirty years to grant the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Their work brings strength, hope and joy to the children who need it most. In the past 30 years, more than 280,000 children around the world have watched their dreams come true, thanks to The Make a Wish Foundation. This coming June, The Make a Wish Foundation is hosting its first ever Make a Wish “Rope…

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23 May

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For many people, golf is the sport of choice, and for many, an ideal way to spend much of their free time. For years golfers have celebrated golf’s combination of social interaction, strategy, skill and exercise.  In fact, it’s one of few sports that many can continue to enjoy well into their senior years.  For those who love to play golf, there are some fantastic charities holding events this summer which offer you additional opportunities to enjoy the sport you love, while also making a difference to others. One worthwhile annual golf tournament raises funds in support of medical students in Ontario. On June 15th, 2012 The Ontario Medical Student Bursary Fund will be hosting its 8th annual charity golf tournament.  This tournament falls under…

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Apr
11 Apr

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To operate or not to operate…that is the question, literally.  While not quite a line out of Shakespeare it’s certainly a line out of the life of a true ACL injury sufferer. ACL knee injuries are serious and usually accompanied by considerable pain.  ACL injuries can happen during sports, motor vehicle accidents, at even home or work. The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is a small ligament that sits deep within the joint located behind the knee cap. While very small, when torn it can cause significant pain and loss of mobility. ACL knee injuries may require any one of a variety of surgical procedures. There are also several non-surgical treatment options.  The plan that ends up being best for you depends on the nature and…

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