Ottawa Charity Golf Classic Raises $473,000 for Vision Research

OTTAWA, September 16, 2014 – CBRE Limited (CBRE) is proud to announce that the 13th Annual Ottawa Charity Golf Classic once again exceeded its fundraising targets, raising $473,000 in support of University of Ottawa’s Eye Institute at The Ottawa Hospital.  The event is organized by CBRE’s Project Management division, and with matching contributions from various levels of government, granting agencies, and corporate partners, the event has raised $5.2 Million over the past 10 years. Funds raised annually through this event are directed to advancements in the research, treatment, and prevention of visual disorders at The University of Ottawa Eye Institute and The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

“Every year, donations from the Charity Golf Classic continue to assist the institute in pursuing their mission: to fund new developments and leading-edge technologies that diagnose, prevent, and treat common eye diseases affecting the Ottawa community,” said Greg Moore, Senior Managing Director of CBRE’s Canadian Project Management group and tournament founder. “I am proud to say that in our tenth year as a charity tournament, we exceeded our goal, and we are extremely happy to have done so. This continues to be a great event enjoyed by our partners, clients, colleagues and industry friends, helping move the mark on leading-edge vision advancements in Canada.”

On September 10th, 200 golfers participated in the tournament at the Canadian Golf and Country Club in Ottawa. In attendance were Dr. Steven M. Gilberg, University Chairman and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at The University of Ottawa as well as Jennifer Van Noort, Vice President of Philanthropy. As a thank you to their long standing partnership and involvement, both Greg Moore and event chair, Liz Smith received honorary physician’s lab coats, monogrammed with their names as a token of appreciation. “This was a symbolic gesture on behalf of The Ottawa Hospital, and we are so greatful to both of their efforts and leadership over the years,” noted Dr. Steven M.Gilberg.

“The University of Ottawa has been a great partner over the years and this recognition is greatly appreciated. We are fortunate for everyone who’s been involved throughout this journey,” remarked Mr. Moore.  “The support and enthusiasm we’ve had from our first day has been tremendous. Seeing an underfunded cause of this sort receive such support is overwhelming. I’m very happy for the participation we get each and every year. Ottawa’s real estate and construction industry continues to make a difference in the community.”

About the University of Ottawa Eye Institute at the Ottawa Hospital
The Ottawa Eye Institute is a major clinical, teaching and research centre in Canada for ophthalmology with over 28 full-time and part-time ophthalmologists and six PhDs. They are part of The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, located at general campus of The Ottawa Hospital. Their mission is to promote advances in the investigation, treatment, and prevention of visual disorders through collaborative research, superior patient eye care, and medical and scientific education in the visual sciences. Visit www.eyeinstitute.net.

About The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Our goal at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is to make tomorrow’s health care possible today; bringing new hope to our patients, while advancing health research at a global level. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa, with more than 1,700 scientists, clinical investigators, trainees and staff. In 2013, The Ottawa Hospital ranked in the top five per cent of more than 4,000 academic institutions worldwide for impact of research publications, and we are currently ranked third among more than 600 Canadian hospitals for research grants from the prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research. With The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s unique commitment to having PhD researchers work alongside clinicians, new discoveries are quickly brought to the patient’s bedside. Whether it’s new drugs, new protocols or new medical practices, patients at The Ottawa Hospital benefit from research every day.


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