Raymond James Bulls Victorious in Third Annual Charity Ballgame
On August 20, 2016, employees from the Raymond James Montreal branch and Montreal Chest Institute (MCI) went head-to-head at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park in their third annual charity softball game. The RJ Bulls were victorious against the MCI Lobes with a 14-3 win!
But the real winner was the Montreal Chest Institute Foundation, which will benefit once more from the funds raised from the event. This year, Raymond James Montreal colleagues surpassed their goal of $30,000, raising $30,535 with the support of the Raymond James Canada Foundation and other generous donors.
"This is one example of how giving back to our community and helping others is truly part of our culture at Raymond James," said Mitchell Rosenberg, Investment Advisor. "Thank you to all who helped out and participated!"
Each year, the funds raised by the branch from the ballgame are used to purchase specific medical equipment or aid in research. Their 2015 donation went towards an Olympus flexi-rigid thoracoscope, which is now being used as part of MCI's lung cancer staging program to perform medical thoracoscopies.
"Raymond James' generosity has enabled the MCI Foundation to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment that will help improve patient safety and our efficiency," said Bryan Fitzpatrick, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. â€œWe are very grateful for this on-going collaboration with Raymond James, and we are looking forward to next year's edition!"
The 2016 donation will be used to purchase equipment for the bronchoscopy suite at the Centre for Innovative Medicine of McGill University Health Centre. Since 2012, the Montreal branch has raised close to $108,000 for the MCI Foundation. Congratulations to the branch for their success and caring!
Back: Christine Cao, Pierre Bleau, Danny Leung, Ferron Campbell, Alan Richardson, Joseph Clement;
Front: Lewis Rosen, Mitchell Rosenberg, Henry (a defector from the MCI Lobes!), Caroline Laflamme, Frank Rosen, Thanh Truong, Mitchell Rothpan