With the help of Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan and Friends, urology patients in Saskatchewan will be receiving better care than ever.

The Driving Fore Prostate VIP Reception and Celebrity Auction on August 25 and the Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic on August 26 at Dakota Dunes Golf Links collectively raised $108,090 in support of the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health and Urology Operating Theatre at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Celebrity host Todd McLellan kicks off Driving Fore Prostate.

Celebrity host Todd McLellan kicks off Driving Fore Prostate.

“We wish to thank Todd McLellan and friends, our many specials guests, our generous presenting sponsor Athabasca Basin Security, the many gracious participating sponsors, our patrons, the dedicated Driving Fore Prostate Committee, and our amazing volunteers for making Driving Fore Prostate with Todd McLellan and Friends such a great success,” stated John Agioritis, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Board Chair.

Celebrity guest Andrea Menard is all smiles on the course.

Celebrity guest Andrea Menard is all smiles on the course.

The Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health provides valuable guidance to patients facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer or other urological illnesses. Nurse Navigators help men and their families determine important decisions in relation to their treatment plans, which will often include surgical procedures.

Todd McLellan on the golf course with SPH Foundation CEO Bruce Acton.

Todd McLellan on the golf course with SPH Foundation CEO Bruce Acton.

This year, proceeds from the Driving Fore Prostate Golf Tournament will also support the complete transformation of the surgical theatre largely dedicated to the treatment of urological patients. These changes will help to reduce surgical wait times, improve efficiencies within the operating room and provide Saskatoon Health Region’s dedicated surgeons and their staff the very latest technologies to support the very best health outcomes for patients.

St. Paul’s Hospital is an independently owned, faith‐based Hospital working in partnership with Saskatoon Health Region. With a strong focus on compassionate and holistic health care, St. Paul’s Hospital is also an educational facility providing acute‐care health practitioners with the training they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

SPH Foundation Board Chair John Agioritis accepts $25,000 from Ron Hyggen of Athabasca Basin Security.

SPH Foundation Board Chair John Agioritis. shown left, accepts $25,000 from Ron Hyggen of Athabasca Basin Security.