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In Memory of Cameron Phibbs, Support the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation when you “Like” our Facebook page

by on September 2, 2011

In February 2006, Cam Phibbs, a close family friend, loving husband and father, lost his life to cancer at the young age of 63.  Since then, the Cam Phibbs Memorial Golf Tournament not only pays tribute to his life and all he did for his community but also benefits the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at Kingston General Hospital through the purchase of patient care equipment.

Cam Phibbs was a husband, father, and entrepreneur in the construction industry in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for over 35 years. He was a cornerstone of his industry, and his city, and gave back both financially and with his time, whenever possible. When he was diagnosed with cancer he began a short hard fought battle at the Kingston General Hospital, which lasted only 2 months. While hospitalized, he received the best care and support for his family anyone could ask for. The fantastic doctors and amazing nurses helped both Cam and the rest of the family through the most difficult times of all. They could never have provided this level of service without the help of privately raised funds from events such as this one.

After his passing, the Phibbs family decided to have an annual event that would bring family and friends together to celebrate his life, and give back to the place that helped so much. The proceeds from this tournament have been used to purchase patient care equipment, such as specialized beds that set new standards for patient safety and comfort.  Unfortunately, the very bed that helped Cam rest so comfortably in the last days of his life is not available to all patients on the unit due to the large costs associated with purchasing them.

We need your help to raise funds for this type of equipment, so that more people can benefit from the great quality of care Cam received.   The patients deserve this quality of care, and the staff deserve to be able to provide it.

Blue Cottage is donating $2 to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation for every new “Like” our Facebook Page receives between now and September 30, 2011 (not to exceed $200).  Show your support and help the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation by suggesting our page to your friends today!

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