PAR TEE FORE A CURE is a non-profit volunteer-based fundraising team, located in Manotick, Ontario, Canada (a suburb of the city of Ottawa), with a goal to raise money in support of cancer treatment, care and research.
In January 2005, Lynda and Jim Palmer's daughter Beth lost her battle with lung cancer. The group decided to dedicate the golf fundraiser to Beth's memory and re-named the fundraiser "The Beth Palmer Open". Our newly named tournament was held on Labour Day weekend in September 2005 with a full field of 144 golfers. The "Beth Palmer Open" netted $22,700 for the 2006 "Relay for Life".
After the 2005 tournament, PAR TEE FORE A CURE decided that it would keep the funds raised in the Ottawa area, in support of cancer research, treatment and care facilities.
In 2006, our tournament raised $25,500 which was donated to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation in support of Dr. John Bell's research in the field of Oncolytic Viruses (cancer killing viruses). In 2007 we donated $50,000 to Dr. Bell's research. In 2008 we raised $42,000 which was donated to purchase specialty chemo therapy beds which are now in use in the Cancer Unit in the General Hospital. For 2009 we donated $45,000 to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation in support of Dr. John Bell's on-going research.
In 2007, we lost our captain Kathy Charlebois to Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Our tournament was renamed PAR TEE FORE A CURE Golf Tournament in memory of Kathy Charlebois and Beth Palmer.
Since our start in 2003, we have raised in excess of $300,000 to help in the fight against cancer.
Who We Are
The organizing committee for Par Tee Fore A Cure is comprised of Barry Charlebois, Jeannie & Alan Archer, Fraser Wilton, Lynda & Jim Palmer, and Kathy & John Radmore
PAR TEE FORE A CURE is a volunteer fundraising team whose mission is
We hope that you will join us in our fight against cancer.