Brian Sabourin (left) of Berk's Intertruck and Blair Thorburn (right) of Devlin Electric Signs delivered $2,500 to Amber Adams of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. The funds were raised at the 2012 DDT Golf Tournament and will help provide equipment and services to cancer patients receiving care at NRGH.
Over the last 11 years, Berk’s Intertruck and Devlin Electric Sign Company have co-host the DDT Golf Tournament in honour of Dave Devlin Thorburn (“DDT”), who passed away in 1990 from cancer. Each year more 100 golfers help organizers raise over $10,000 to benefit charities on Vancouver Island including the Canadian Scottish Regimental Endowment Fund, the local Army Cadets, and performing pipe bands. Since 2008 organizers have also directed a portion of donations towards the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to benefit patient care in the Cancer Clinic at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH).
In September, Brian Sabourin of Berk's Intertruck and Blair Thorburn of Devlin Electric Signs delivered $2,500 to Amber Adams of the Hospital Foundation; funds were raised during their 2012 tournament. Thus far, the DDT event has given $16,500 for cancer patients receiving care at NRGH. Amber Adams said, “If you have undergone chemotherapy at NRGH, or have had a loved one receive treatment, you will know the depth of care available right here. The DDT Golf Tournament has truly helped the Cancer Clinic at NRGH. We are very grateful to tournament organizers and supporters who understand local needs in the fight against cancer. Thank you.”