VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation – Coast Capital Savings Golf Tournament
Golfing for depression research.
We're committed to helping build healthy minds as part of our Youth Get It community investment strategy. One way we do this is by supporting cutting edge depression research at the VGH and UBC hospitals. When we started our Charity Golf Tournament 16 years ago, very few organizations were supporting mental health causes. 16 years later, there are young people benefiting from research we’ve helped fund who weren't even born at the time of our first golf tournament.
How we help.
In BC, more than 140,000 children and youth experience mental disorders, causing significant distress and negatively affecting their lives at home, at school, with peers or in the community. Canada-wide, the number is one in 15. That’s too many. And yet, mental illness is often stigmatized and rarely spoken of.
Through the help of our sponsors and golfers, we are in a great position to further fund essential research for the diagnosis and treatment of depression.
How you can help.
Whether you're a golfer or not, we welcome your support of mental health research. You can make a donation on the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation website.
We're a proud partner.
In 2017, we raised $256,000, bringing the total contribution of the annual fundraiser for mental health research to nearly $2.5 million.