7th Annual Alterna Golf Classic Raises $30,000 in Support of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Program

OTTAWA, September 30, 2011 – On September 28th ClubLink’s Grey Hawk Golf Course in Cumberland once again played host to the annual Alterna Golf Classic. This marks the seventh year that Alterna has held the event with this year’s proceeds raised benefiting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Program. 

"Making a difference in the communities we serve is the cornerstone of  Alterna Savings business. We are extremely proud to be able to directly support the lives of families within the National Capital who are coping with childhood cancers,“ said Alterna's President and CEO, John Lahey. "We all have an opportunity to give back, and supporting the invaluable efforts of organizations like Candlelighters is one of the many ways Alterna can positively impact our communities.” 

The much-anticipated event drew 140 enthusiastic golfers, including Alterna staff volunteers and business partners, all focused on raising funds and awareness to support this worthy cause.  A total of $30,000 was raised with planning already underway for next year’s event.

"It is Candlelighters' distinct privilege to be the recipient of proceeds raised at the Alterna Golf Classic", says Jocelyn Lamont, Executive Director of Candlelighters. "These funds will positively and directly impact the more than 300 families who we currently serve, allowing us to provide much needed financial assistance and support programs to our member families. I am personally so happy to have had opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event".

About Candlelighters

Candlelighters is an Ottawa not-for-profit organization that provides critical support in a variety of ways to children with cancer and their families, and fosters development of better understanding of the many challenges and impacts that childhood cancer has in these families’ lives. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit www.candlelighters.net.

About Alterna Savings

Alterna Savings is a full-service, member-focused, and community-based credit union that operates in the National Capital Region and the Greater Toronto Area. Guided by a commitment to support the well-being of members, employees and communities, Alterna offers a broad range of financial products and services to over 100,000 members. Learn about the Alterna Savings difference at www.alterna.ca.