Sponsor Tournament

SPONSOR THE TOURNAMENT THROUGH A DONATION OR SILENT AUCTION ITEM! 

Read Joanne & Tom Higgins’ Sponsor Request Letter below to learn how you can become involved….and 2017 Donor Agreement Form 

PLEASE NOTE, for more information on donating Silent Auction Items, please contact Dr. Erin Axt, 3 Church Street, Parry Sound, ON P2A 1Y2 or call at 705-746-1212

OR make a Monetary Donation by making a Donation Now

Batter Up!  The (RACH) 3-Pitch Tournament is June 16-17, 2017

As per our son Dr. Aaron Higgins’ wishes, we are pleased to announce that all money raised at the Kinsman Ball Park on the weekend of the tournament will be donated for Cancer Care at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.  This includes money raised in the Silent Auction, Fish Fry and Beer Tent.  All moneys raised on-line through www.rachfund.com will continue to support Dr. Jonathan Irish and his research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

As you may know, our journey began in 2003 with many days of fear, anger and frustration.  Then in true Rachel fashion, there was a light.  Strength, courage, tenacity, grace and a whole lot of faith gave way to the very first RACH Three-Pitch Tournament in 2004.  Rachel had a vision to help cure cancer by donating funds raised by the RACH to the research of Dr. Irish, one of the surgeons who cared for her during her treatment.

Dr. Rachel Higgins graduated to angel status in 2005.  The storm subsided for a short time before Rachel’s brother, Aaron, was diagnosed with PEComa, a very rare type of cancer.  Not to be outdone by 12 hours of a major transplant-like revolutionary surgery, Aaron determined that he had a higher calling.  Following his Engineering degree Aaron enrolled and attended medical school at RCSI in Dublin, Ireland.

Flying back and forth numerous times for medical care, Aaron celebrated graduation with his family and a round of golf at the old course at St. Andrews in Scotland.  Dr. Aaron Higgins began his career in family medicine in Winnipeg before transferring to NOSM in Parry Sound in 2014.  Unfortunately Murphy, who must have lost Aaron’s trail along the way, caught up with him in his hometown and upset his future plans.  He subsequently became closely reacquainted with cancer care in Parry Sound.

Despite the powerful grasp of his family and friends, it became obvious that Rachel had put his name in for an elite foursome on a heavenly course and he left us just before Christmas 2016.  Aaron’s ability to maintain his focus on dispensing care to his community, while himself receiving care, gives us inspiration to try, in some way, to give back to the community.

We continue to pursue both Rachel’s and Aaron’s wishes.  Beat cancer in our lifetime.  Comfort those who fight this horrid disease.  Bring courage to families, friends and communities that raise arms when their loved ones cannot.  We are thankful for the generosity you have extended to us in the past and invite you to join our efforts once again.

Sincerely,

Joanne and Tom Higgins