Benefiting the Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre

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Event Details
Date & Time

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM


Club de Golf Le Versant, 2075 Côte de Terrebonne, Terrebonne (QC) J6Y 1H6


Ray Vitale

Event Description



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Golf Le Versant
2075 Côte Terrebonne, Terrebonne
September 15, 2019

You are invited to join Ray Vitale to help raise funds for the Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre and fight lung cancer.

Enjoy a great day of golf on the beautiful Golf Les Braves course.

Schedule for the Day:

10:00 AM Registration | Continental Breakfast

11:30 AM Start

5:00 PM Cocktails

6:00 PM Dinner | Raffles

To understand Ray's lung cancer journey, read on…

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Ray's Lung Cancer Journey

In November of 2015, Ray Vitale ran the New York City marathon and was in the best shape of his life. 10 months later on his 55th birthday, Ray's life took a turn as he was diagnosed with stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. After brain surgery and 21 bouts of chemotherapy, Ray is still fighting with more treatments to come. Ray is a lung cancer warrior.

A common misconception is that lung cancer is the result of smoking, but many people like Ray haven't smoked a day in their life but still get diagnosed. In fact, about 15% of lung cancer cases in Canada occur in people who do not use tobacco. As a result of this stigma, the disease is severely underfunded. In Canada, lung cancer deaths account for over 25% of cancer related deaths but the disease receives just over 5% of all cancer funding in Canada. To put this into perspective, breast cancer results in just over 5% of cancer related deaths but receives over 25% of total cancer funding in Canada. If this isn't enough, here are a few more quick facts:

  • 234,030 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer by the end of 2018
  • 1 in 12 people in Canada will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime
  • Lung cancer has the lowest 5-year survival rate of the other most common cancers: only 18% (compared to prostate at 99%, breast at 90%, and colorectal at 65%)
  • If lung cancer is caught before it spreads, the likelihood of surviving 5 years or more improves to 55%

Ray puts it best when he says: "F#$K CANCER".

Lung cancer is not just a smoker's disease and it needs more support from all of us. If you can, please help us to change the stigma and support warriors like Ray. Donations will support the JGH's Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre.

Sources: cancer-facts/