The Gormley Gathering raises over $133,000

The Gormley Gathering raises over $133,000 for the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Center of Health at St. Paul’s Hospital

(Saskatoon, November 5, 2013) For the third year, The Gormley Gathering has raised an extraordinary amount of money to improve services for patients living with prostate cancer and other diseases in Saskatoon and across Saskatchewan. Guests and sponsors of the third annual cocktail party raised more than $133,000.00 for Saskatoon’s Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health and the purchase of diagnostic imaging equipment at St. Paul’s Hospital.

The Gormley Gathering – presented by PotashCorp – is an annual cocktail party to raise funds and create awareness of the importance of urological health. This year’s event featured guest artist Dan Hill, who performed some of his music and provided insight into his journey with prostate cancer.

“The response from listeners & friends again this year has been overwhelming and very much appreciated,” says CKOM talk show personality and ‘Gathering’ host John Gormley. “While education & awareness are important, the financial support of people prepared to help in the fight against prostate cancer is helping save lives. Thanks so much.”

Outside of ticket sales, major gifts included $25,000 from PotashCorp, $25,000 from Gordon and Jill Rawlinson, $20,000 from Bob and Sandra Stromberg, $10,000 from J&H Builders, $5,000 from Ron Richie - ICR, $5,000 from Canadian Home Builders Association, $5,000 from Jim Weber, $5,000 from Greg Keller, $5,000 from the Progress Club, $5,000 from Glen Wig, $4,000 from Kinsmen, $2,500 from Western Sales, $500 from David Delaney and $350 from Brian Rossnagel.

“We are very grateful for the extraordinary support of this Rawlco Radio event,” says St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation CEO Bruce Acton. “Each year the event gets better and better, and this year’s proceeds will go a long way to help fulfill the vision of new SPEC-CT diagnostic imaging equipment and will also impact advanced detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer at the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health.”

The Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul’s Hospital provides the best detection and treatment options available, along with a patient advocate to help navigate patients through the health care system.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Shannon Harnett, Manager of Annual Giving St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation 306-655-5835 shannon.harnett@saskatoonhealthregion.ca

Nicole Kelly, Director of Promotions CKOM
306-220-8595
nkelly@rawlco.com