More than $150,000 in net profit raised in support of St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre
Montreal, September 14, 2021 – On September 9th, the 2nd edition of the Francis Glorieux Golf Tournament was held, raising $152,000 net in profit for St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre.
In the photo, from left to right: Olivia Lévêque, Executive Director of St. Raphael’s, Sylvain Girard, President of the Board of Directors of St. Raphael’s, William Nadon and Ludwig Nadon of Groupe Santé Nadon, Matias Duque of the Luc Maurice Foundation, Marco Ottoni, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of St. Raphael’s. Photo credit: Louis-Charles Dumais.
Francis Glorieux Golf Tournament
Named in honour of one of the founding members of the St. Raphael’s, the Francis Glorieux Golf Tournament was held on September 9 and raised $152,000 for the St. Raphael Palliative Care Home and Day Centre. Held on the grounds of Saint-Raphael Golf Club on Île-Bizard, this second edition of the tournament brought together more than a hundred golf enthusiasts, friends and philanthropists for a day that combined sport, pleasure and altruism.
Photo credit : Louis-Charles Dumais
Dignity through life’s final stage
Having opened its doors in November 2019, St. Raphael’s meets a critical need as one of only two palliative care homes in Montreal, and the only one with a day center. The excellent services and care are offered free of charge and allow the team at St. Raphael’s to accompany people living with an incurable disease and their loved ones through the entire trajectory of the disease.
« Every day, our experienced and dedicated teams have the privilege of accompanying patients and their caregivers with exceptional, personalized, humane and completely free palliative care. It is important to mention that only one third of our funding comes from government grants, which means that nearly 70% of our budget relies on the generosity and mobilization of the community that supports us. Like many organizations, our philanthropic activities have been shaped by the pandemic. So we are more than grateful for the success of this event, which allows us to continue to provide essential services and care to people at the end of life and their loved ones. »
– Olivia Lévêque, Executive Director of St. Raphael’s