Golfers take their Best Shot for Mental Health and Addictions at the Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic
Health Sciences North Foundation’s favourite pro golfer and Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador Andrew Jensen kicked off this year’s Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic with a long drive to a hole in one for Mental Health and Addictions Programs at Health Sciences North (HSN), helping raise more than $110,000.
“The Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic was a tremendous success on many counts,” says Mary Lou Hussak, Executive Director, Health Sciences North Foundation. “We would like to thank Bell, Andrew Jensen and the golfers, sponsors and volunteers for their support of the growth of Mental Health and Addictions Programs in our community through their participation in this year’s tournament.”
Honourary Chair of the tournament, Andrew Jensen, shared his passion for raising awareness about mental health as he spoke about his own experience to a full house at the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club following a successful day on the course.
“On behalf of Bell Let’s Talk, I am delighted to have been part of the Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic to support Health Sciences North,” said Andrew Jensen. “Together we are helping more people in northern Ontario get access to the mental health care they need close to home, which can make such a difference in their lives.”
“I would like express my sincere thanks on behalf of our HSN Mental Health Team, our patients, families and friends for such great support from all the sponsors and participants of this event,” says Dr. Rayudu Koka, Medical Director, Mental Health and Addictions, HSN. “I would particularly like to thank Honourary Chair, Andrew Jensen, whose support has increased HSN’s capacity to deliver the highest quality mental health and addictions care while raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness.”
All proceeds raised from the Bell Heroes for Change Golf Classic will support Health Sciences North’s Mental Health & Addictions Programs. 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 northerners each year.
For more information on how you can help support these fundamental programs in our community, please contact Health Sciences North Foundation office at 705.523.7133 or email email@example.com.
Photo (L-R): Andrew Jensen, Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador and Honorary Chair, Sandy McDonald, Regional Director - Community Affairs, Bell, Mary Lou Hussak, Executive Director, Health Sciences North Foundation