Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids. Rideau View Golf Club event to help CHEO’s most vulnerable patients.

This weekend, the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids will focus on helping CHEO’s tiniest patients. It will take place over two days at the prestigious Rideau View Golf Club in Manotick. Funds raised will remain in our community, purchasing a neonatal transport incubator to ensure complete life support for the most fragile patients while in transit to CHEO. The cost for one of these units is $400,000. Last year, 530 infants were transported using one of two ageing units. The demand will only continue to increase each year.

Media are invited to Rideau View Golf Club for an opportunity to watch the golf clinic hosted by Mike Weir and to ask him questions during a scrum prior to the start of the Champions’ Tournament.

WHO: Canadian professional golfer, PGA and 2003 Masters Champion, Mike Weir

WHAT: Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids: Golf Clinic and Media Scrum

WHERE: Rideau View Golf Club, 6044 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick, ON

WHEN: Monday, September 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

WHY: CHEO needs to purchase a $ 400,000 neonatal transport incubator to ensure complete life support for the most fragile patients while in transit.

The Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids has a single mission – to be golf’s premier fundraising initiative to support children’s health and to raise $10 million for children’s hospitals across Canada. Its purpose is to ensure that all children receive the very best care, benefit from world-class research and that their care facilities are provided with proper funding for educational and support programs.

For more information contact:

Katrina Bussey
Manager of Communications
CHEO Foundation
kbussey@cheofoundation.com
Office: 613-738-3969
Cell: 613-878-5904