Golf fundraiser slices through target for Royal Columbian surgical services

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 14, 2016} – A golf tournament organized by front-line staff at Royal Columbian Hospital has reached new fundraising heights during its 4th annual event.

More than 150 golfers and sponsors took part in Making the Cut Charity Golf Classic on June 11th, raising more than $40,000 to help Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation purchase lifesaving surgical equipment. In its four years, Making the Cut has raised close to $120,000 and become the Foundation’s premier golf fundraiser.

The fundraiser is led by hospital staff including anesthesiologist Dr. Feisal Mohamedali, who launched the annual Making the Cut Charity Golf Classic in 2013 to help the hospital achieve the safest and highest quality of care for British Columbians.

“As one of the province’s top critical care hospitals, we look after some of the most seriously ill and injured patients in BC,” notes Dr. Mohamedali. “With the support of everyone who has taken part in this fundraiser, we have been able to purchase equipment that has made a huge difference in the lives of many people.”

Equipment obtained from funds raised in previous years include a Glidescope to help intubate patients, a Belmont Rapid Infuser to deliver large amounts of warm blood and fluids to critically injured patients, and a Lucas 2 chest compression system to mechanically perform CPR during cardiac arrest.

“The front-line hospital staff who volunteer an incredible amount of hours to make this fundraiser unique would know just how important the equipment is to the work they do,” says Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation President and CEO Jeff Norris. “Their dedication and the generous support of those who participate in the event will have an immeasurable impact on patients in their time of need.”

This year’s event was held at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. Next year’s Making the Cut Charity Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 10th, 2017. Visit for more information.

2016 Sponsors

Dinner sponsors
Cassady & Company Lawyers
Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management
Medray MRI

Tee Gift Sponsor
Creative Embroidery

Media Sponsor
Business in Vancouver

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Centre of excellence
Royal Columbian Hospital provides specialized care for cardiac services, trauma, neurosciences, high risk maternity and neonatal intensive care for some of the most seriously ill and injured people from across British Columbia. Located at the heart of one of the fastest growing health regions in Canada, the hospital serves a population of more than 1.7 million people (one in three British Columbians). Royal Columbian is also a UBC teaching hospital with a Clinical Academic Campus.

Raising Funds
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is an independent charitable foundation that raises millions of dollars annually to help fund priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at Royal Columbian Hospital. For more information about Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, visit or contact us at 604 520 4438.