George Knudson was a Canadian golf legend. His record of having won eight PGA tournaments still stands to this day amongst Canadian professional golfers. His premature death to lung cancer was mourned in Canada and throughout the North American golf fraternity.
Knudson’s professional career was launched from the Oakdale Golf and Country Club in Toronto. In his memory, the Club has held a charity tournament for the past 18 years raising more than $3-million for cancer research.
The Israel Cancer Research Fund is very grateful to the Club and its members to have been selected as a recipient of funds raised for the past years.
The gift to Mount Sinai Hospital has established the Oakdale/George Knudson Research Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, supporting the work of oncologist and scientist Dr. Steven Gallinger, whose seminal work in the genetics of colon cancer is internationally renowned.
The gift to Israel Cancer Research Fund has established the Oakdale/George Knudson Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology of Cancer. This program funds a number of scientists working at laboratories throughout Israel, whose work has applications and relevance to the field of molecular biology of cancer, which is at the core of discovering a cure for all forms of cancer.
A special thank-you goes to Chair Robert Harlang, Vice-Chair Carole Herman Zucker, Butch Mandel, Fred Steiner and Michael Steinberg who played integral roles in fundraising, and planning the special events.
Location: Oakdale Golf & Country Club, 2388 Jane St., Toronto
There are no sponsorship opportunities at this time.
Registration is now closed.
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