Strokes for Stroke is an 18 hole Golf Tournament at the beautiful Marshes Golf Club (320 Terry Fox Drive) in Kanata, Ottawa.
Enlist your friends, colleagues and classmates to join your foursome for an exciting scramble-style tournament.
The amenities at the Marshes Golf Club include:
an exclusive golf cart - yours to use with your team for the day,
valet bag drop,
personalised full length lockers including towel service,
exclusive use of their saunas and steam rooms
and arrive early to get a few shots in on their driving range.
During our tournament, we will welcome you with a delectable breakfast followed by a hearty lunch on the greens. This event is in conjunction with the Faculty of Medicine Homecoming weekend.
We are proud to say that all proceeds of the tournament will directly support the Stroke Research Consortium and the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute. The Consortium aims to systemically research the underlying mechanisms of stroke injury, improve recovery among survivors and implement delivery of care best practices for this debilitating condition.
Join us on Saturday, September 16th 2017 to support this great cause!
Cocktail Reception begins at the Brookstreet Pavilion
Awards Ceremony, Tournament Prizes, Raffle, Live Auction and Cheque Presentation
Please note that timing might change slightly
Thank you to our 2017 confirmed sponsors!
Title Sponsor: Subhas and Uttra Bhargava
A Desire to Find a Cure
Subhas’s parents, both of whom were brilliant scientists, authors and successful industrialists, passed away after years of suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Taking care of their parents during the advanced stages of their illnesses, they watched as these diseases mercilessly stole the essence of the people they loved and respected.
As they recovered from the loss of their parents and reassembled their lives, they were struck by another tragedy. Their eldest daughter, Suruchi, was hit by a drunk driver in New York. In that moment, Suruchi went from being a vivacious, young woman, to a quadriplegic and losing the ability to move any of her limbs. Their lives were never the same again. In addition to coming to terms with this tragedy, they learned about the intricacies of the health ecosystem as they worked to improve the quality of their daughter’s life.
These experiences provided Subhas and Uttra with the empathy, desire, and knowledge necessary to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people who are enduring long term medical conditions.
Subhas and Uttra have a strong history of giving to their community – a history that they have shared from the time they met.
In 2015, the leading stroke researchers in Ottawa established the SRC-uOBMRI in order to systematically research the underlying mechanisms of injury, unravel regeneration processes, develop new approaches to optimize recovery and implement innovative rehabilitation processes at our partnering hospitals in Ottawa. Among the successes of the consortium thus far:
Established a comprehensive center focused on the science of stroke and the mechanisms that contribute to successful functional recovery.
Recruited the best scientists from various domains within stroke research. Only recently we welcomed two highly sought after scientists: Dr. Baptiste Lacoste who is a specialist in vascular plasticity and Dr. Simon Chen a specialist in motor learning.
Facilitated the development of forward-looking treatments for stroke. In this regards, we are particularly proud of Drs. Dowlatshahi and Lum, uOBMRI members who played a leading role in the development of revolutionary treatment that reduces stroke-induced mortality rates by 50% while ensuring better quality of life to survivors. This is indeed a game changing treatment which will impact stroke care worldwide.
Develop RecoverNow, a progressive stroke rehabilitation approach
Developed virtual reality gaming platform where the latest advancements in the gaming industry are harnessed to provide stroke survivors with a potent, engaging and fun rehabilitation alternative to improves post-stroke functional recovery. The prototype, developed by uOBMRI members Drs. Sveistrup and Finestone, is already in use at the uOBMRI laboratories. At this stage, its potency in expediting functional recovery of physical and cognitive abilities as well as a diagnostic tool to detect vision problems among stroke survivors is being established through clinical trials.
Characterized deficits affecting hand function. Stroke survivors often struggle to recover upper limb functionality and through the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Dr. Tremblay offers safe and non-invasive way to identify the sensory and motor deficits underlying these motoric malfunctions.
Promote exciting fundamental research on stroke and stroke recovery. Just as a few examples, Dr. Park has uncovered some fundamental signals critical for brain cell survival. This has led him to a 3.5M grant through the prestigious Foundation award system at CIHR. Dr. Slack also discovered fundamental ways in which energy generating part of the brain cell can be reprogrammed to aide in health of brain cells following injury. As a last example, Dr. Lagace studies the role of stem cells in stroke recovery.
We would like to dedicate Strokes for Stroke 2017 in memory of Dr. Cheemun Lum, who was a proud member of the Stroke Research Consortium.
From Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi, co-chair of the SRC: Our friend and colleague, Dr. Cheemun Lum embodied the heart, mind and soul of stroke medicine during the transformative years of the endovascular era. He was one of our pioneers. Cheemun took call every night as he helped lay the foundation for the Ottawa neurointerventional program. He led with vision, attracting the professionals that would join him to form a leading acute stroke and neurointerventional program.
Cheemun was thoughtful and deliberate, yet fast, effective and safe. During a crisis, he would seemingly slow down time and distil a complicated situation into a few simple steps. During quiet times, he was a teacher, a researcher, a leader, and a confidant. Through it all, his dry and understated sense of humor would shine through.
Outside of work, Cheemun was a loving father, husband, brother and son. Life and work often blur, but there were many moments between angio runs when his composed demeanor would break down with a large grin and a long, animated conversation about what mattered to him the most: his family.
Cheemun would not want to be remembered with sadness. We will miss you anyways, our good friend. You have made us better and will always remain an essential part of our team.
Auction and Tournament Prizes
Thank you to all of our tournament and auction donors!
4 Club Seats for the October 27th 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS home game
Section C106, row 3
Ottawa REDBLACKS Jersey, number #7, signed by Quaterback Trevor Harris
Jersey value: $200
with Autograph: Priceless
$50 Gift Certificate to Golf Town, donated by VWR
2 Day Passes and 2 Night Passes to Mount Pakenham
An Evening for Two in Club Bell: 2 tickets to an Ottawa Senators 2017-2017 season game (game date to be determined), valet parking, dinner buffet, and $100 towards bar service
$500 - $700
Two Rounds of Golf at the Marshes Golf Course
Two Nights Stay at the Brookstreet, includes 2 Table d'Hote Dinner
$25 Gift Certificate to Pantry Plus
2 x $50 Gift Certificate to East India Company Restaurant
$50 x 2
Dinner for 10 at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, hosted by His Excellency Maeing-ho Shin
Weekend Getaway: Three Day/Two Night Stay for Two in a Luxurious Fairmont Room At the Chateau Montebello, One Dinner for Two, One Breakfast for Two, Three Day Mercesdes-Benz C-Class Sedan Luxury Car Rental
Dinner (Indian Dinner) for 10 Guests to be picked up at Ishina Catering Bells Corner, donated by Mr. Nippi Chattwal - Ishina Catering Telephone