METCALFE — The Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association (OCPA) and The Ottawa Hospital have teamed-up to host the 14th Annual Plowing Fore A Cure Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 26, at Anderson Links Golf Club.
The tournament is being held in memory of Don Kemp and Gerald Laplante, both of whom were local farmers and OCPA enthusiasts who passed away in the fall of 2016. Don Kemp was an avid plowman, always seeking to learn more about the art of plowing. Gerald Laplante was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service in Cumberland Township by then Mayor Brian Coburn, a recognition he was extremely proud of – as was the rest of the community.
All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation Cancer Clinic to buy a bench top centrifuge which purifies DNA from patients participating in clinical trials. Once purified, the DNA can be ‘sequenced’ so that researchers can determine if certain genetic variations may make people more or less likely to respond to a certain therapy. This kind of research is essential for the development of more personalized treatments that are tailored to an individual’s DNA.
The $150 per person registration fee includes 18 holes, cart, BBQ lunch, dinner, awards presentation and silent and live auctions. To attend the dinner and auction for only $50. Registration deadline is Friday, July 14 and can be done online at www.andersonlinks.com.