Civic Association Director George Cohon Swings Into Action For the Good of Cancer Victims

Tim Malloy  |  Our Directors  |  October 4, 2019

None of us are as good as all of us”

-George Cohon

 140 golfers teed off, with the welfare of cancer victims close to their hearts, as Palm Beach Civic Association Executive Committee member George Cohon hosted the annual George Cohon RMHC Golf Classic, at Lambton Golf & Country Club in Toronto. Mr. Cohon, Ronald McDonald House Canada’s founder, opened the event by introducing the Strang family, who stayed at the RMHC in South Central Ontario and Toronto while their son, Gabriel, grew strong enough to go home after being born prematurely. Through Mr. Cohon’s extraordinary support, more than 25,000 families of sick children are able to stay close to their loved ones, at the 15 Ronald McDonald Houses and 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms each year, across Canada. Click here for more information on the many great impacts this great event has.

The Strang family was one of them. They shared their story of hope and togetherness at the golf event. “It’s wonderful that we have a tournament that is making such a difference for families in need”, reflected Mr. Cohon.

 RMHC Ambassador, Cassie Campbell-Pascall shared her love and connection with RMHC, inspiring tournament guests as they got ready to tee off. Tournament guests also took part in a ’build a Big Mac contest‘,  to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac. At the conclusion of the tournament, Premier Doug Ford attended the reception and shared his commitment to community and his passion for Mr. Cohon’s mission. Click here for a

Through sponsors and guests, $4,367,118 (USD) has been raised in support of RMHC families since the George Cohon RMHC Golf Classic began 10 years ago.  More than 400,000 dollars was raised this year.

George Cohon is the founder of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada and McDonald’s of Russia. Mr. Cohon and his wife Susan are winter residents of Palm Beach, and he serves on the Civic Association Executive Committee and Fundraising Committee.

 

 

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