Malee Rubinstein and Brian White, co-chairs for the Pink Ball Tournament at Richmond Country Club presented a cheque for $9,750 to the Richmond Hospital Foundation, last week.
The funds were raised at the Pink Ribbon Golf Tournament held at Richmond Country Golf Club on June 5.
Participants in the event included survivors and individuals who had come out to show their support of their loves ones who have been affected by breast cancer. Richmond Hospital Foundation is the fortunate beneficiary again this year with the funds being used towards purchasing a $60,000 sentinel gamma probe.
Golfers and tennis players enjoyed Sunday's beautiful weather as they played their respective sports in their pink apparel.
During dinner, Dr. Nam Nguyen provided a presentation on the advancements that the Richmond Hospital has seen as a result of the new Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) tools in its operating rooms. He also explained how the sentinel gamma probe will help breast cancer patients. In the past, surgery required the removal of all 18 possibly affected lymph nodes. The new probe allows surgeons to remove only the cancerous nodes.
CITY WINS CHILD CARE AWARD
Richmond was honoured with the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development's Child Care Award of Excellence this year - making it one of only two city governments to receive the award. It recognizes superior contributions made by child-care professionals, innovative individuals, organizations and local governments who support child-care initiatives in their communities.
"We are especially pleased to receive this recognition for such an important city priority," says Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. "Cities can positively impact the planning of child care." For more see www. mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/awards/index.htm.