George Hunter honouree of this year's Cancer Assistance Program Golf Classic

Community Jun 19, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

When Kelly Mitchell’s stepfather was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, she knew exactly where to turn for help.

She phoned Cancer Assistance Program to get the supplies he would need in order to battle the disease at home: a walker, a bed, assistive devices,

“Literally within 20 minutes they had absolutely every supply for us and delivered,” says Mitchell.

“They don’t just give you the equipment,” she adds. “They take the time to make sure it’s catered to that person specifically.”

The equipment loan is tailored to a patient’s needs, so things such as their height and size of the hallways in their home are taken into consideration.

George Hunter died just seven weeks after his diagnosis in June 2014. He was 86.

“Everybody loved him,” says Mitchell. “He always had a way to connect with people.”

GH, as he was affectionately known, was charismatic, instantly likeable and had a magical way of drawing a person in the minute they met him, says Mitchell.

He was “a doer, the epitome of hard work,” building his businesses, including Hunter and Wilson Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, from the ground up.

Hunter is the honouree for this year’s Cancer Assistance Program Golf Classic fundraiser.

This year’s tournament is Aug. 12 at Carlisle Golf and Country Club.

Mitchell knew of CAP and its services from her longtime involvement with the annual tournament. This year will be her second time chairing the event.

All of CAP’s services — including rides to medical appointments, personal care products, wigs, mastectomy bras, equipment loans — are absolutely free, so the fundraiser is important, says Mitchell.

“It’s absolutely invaluable,” she says of the Mountain-based organization. “We’re so fortunate to have CAP.”

Tickets for the tournament are $150 for golf, cart, lunch and dinner, with a $40 tax receipt. Dinner only is $50.

For more information or to register, contact Sandra Croucher at 905-383-9797 ext. 102 or scroucher@cancerassist.ca.

George Hunter honouree of this year's Cancer Assistance Program Golf Classic

Annual fundraiser supports free Hamilton service

Community Jun 19, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

When Kelly Mitchell’s stepfather was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, she knew exactly where to turn for help.

She phoned Cancer Assistance Program to get the supplies he would need in order to battle the disease at home: a walker, a bed, assistive devices,

“Literally within 20 minutes they had absolutely every supply for us and delivered,” says Mitchell.

“They don’t just give you the equipment,” she adds. “They take the time to make sure it’s catered to that person specifically.”

It’s absolutely invaluable. We’re so fortunate to have CAP.

The equipment loan is tailored to a patient’s needs, so things such as their height and size of the hallways in their home are taken into consideration.

George Hunter died just seven weeks after his diagnosis in June 2014. He was 86.

“Everybody loved him,” says Mitchell. “He always had a way to connect with people.”

GH, as he was affectionately known, was charismatic, instantly likeable and had a magical way of drawing a person in the minute they met him, says Mitchell.

He was “a doer, the epitome of hard work,” building his businesses, including Hunter and Wilson Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, from the ground up.

Hunter is the honouree for this year’s Cancer Assistance Program Golf Classic fundraiser.

This year’s tournament is Aug. 12 at Carlisle Golf and Country Club.

Mitchell knew of CAP and its services from her longtime involvement with the annual tournament. This year will be her second time chairing the event.

All of CAP’s services — including rides to medical appointments, personal care products, wigs, mastectomy bras, equipment loans — are absolutely free, so the fundraiser is important, says Mitchell.

“It’s absolutely invaluable,” she says of the Mountain-based organization. “We’re so fortunate to have CAP.”

Tickets for the tournament are $150 for golf, cart, lunch and dinner, with a $40 tax receipt. Dinner only is $50.

For more information or to register, contact Sandra Croucher at 905-383-9797 ext. 102 or scroucher@cancerassist.ca.

George Hunter honouree of this year's Cancer Assistance Program Golf Classic

Annual fundraiser supports free Hamilton service

Community Jun 19, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

When Kelly Mitchell’s stepfather was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, she knew exactly where to turn for help.

She phoned Cancer Assistance Program to get the supplies he would need in order to battle the disease at home: a walker, a bed, assistive devices,

“Literally within 20 minutes they had absolutely every supply for us and delivered,” says Mitchell.

“They don’t just give you the equipment,” she adds. “They take the time to make sure it’s catered to that person specifically.”

It’s absolutely invaluable. We’re so fortunate to have CAP.

The equipment loan is tailored to a patient’s needs, so things such as their height and size of the hallways in their home are taken into consideration.

George Hunter died just seven weeks after his diagnosis in June 2014. He was 86.

“Everybody loved him,” says Mitchell. “He always had a way to connect with people.”

GH, as he was affectionately known, was charismatic, instantly likeable and had a magical way of drawing a person in the minute they met him, says Mitchell.

He was “a doer, the epitome of hard work,” building his businesses, including Hunter and Wilson Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, from the ground up.

Hunter is the honouree for this year’s Cancer Assistance Program Golf Classic fundraiser.

This year’s tournament is Aug. 12 at Carlisle Golf and Country Club.

Mitchell knew of CAP and its services from her longtime involvement with the annual tournament. This year will be her second time chairing the event.

All of CAP’s services — including rides to medical appointments, personal care products, wigs, mastectomy bras, equipment loans — are absolutely free, so the fundraiser is important, says Mitchell.

“It’s absolutely invaluable,” she says of the Mountain-based organization. “We’re so fortunate to have CAP.”

Tickets for the tournament are $150 for golf, cart, lunch and dinner, with a $40 tax receipt. Dinner only is $50.

For more information or to register, contact Sandra Croucher at 905-383-9797 ext. 102 or scroucher@cancerassist.ca.