Health Sciences North Foundation is pleased to announce the Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic, featuring pro golfer and Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador, Andrew Jensen, which will take place on July 21st, 2016 at the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club. All proceeds will support Health Sciences North’s Mental Health and Addictions Programs.
“I am delighted to participate in this year’s Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic,” said Andrew Jensen. “Raising awareness and funds for mental health and addictions programs at Health Sciences North will help more people get the care they need. I look forward to seeing everyone in Sudbury in July.”
Andrew Jensen is a professional golfer from Ottawa. After a successful college career at the University of Ottawa, Andrew turned professional in 2008. In the years to follow he has played on the Canadian Tour, Tour de Las Americas, and PGA Tour Canada. In his teens, Andrew began to suffer with depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at 16 years old. As a Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador, Andrew is at the forefront of the dialogue on mental health and the effort to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Participants at the Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic will have the opportunity to “Beat the Pro” on the Bell hole and hear Andrew speak during dinner.
“We are delighted to have Andrew returning to Sudbury to be part of this event,” says Maureen McLelland, Associate Vice President, Clinical Transformation & Transitions. “Andrew ignited community dialogue on the importance of early care and treatment and reducing the stigma of mental illness during the Public Forum that Health Sciences North hosted with our community this past February. Having him take part in the Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic will go a long way in helping us raise both awareness and funds for this important cause.”
“I would like to encourage everyone to follow the lead of Bell and support mental health and addictions programs in our community by going online to www.hsnfgolf.ca to sponsor a Hero for Change. Donations from our community will help to fund important initiatives at Health Sciences North,” says Mary Lou Hussak, Executive Director of Health Sciences North Foundation. “By supporting our event, you are building the resource capacity to deliver the highest quality mental health and addictions care here at Health Sciences North.”
The Mental Health and Addictions Programs of Health Sciences North deliver integrated community and hospital-based services to individuals of all ages, in individual, group and family-based care models at eight locations. Mental health and addictions professionals provide assessments, treatments, support and consultations to tens of thousands of individuals and their families each year.