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Sault raises $26,000 for local medical students

Each year, volunteer employees, retirees, and friends lace up their skates to participate in the charity Bring a Doctor Home hockey tournament that raises donations for medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine who hail from Sault Ste. Marie
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On behalf of NOSM, Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean (left) accepts a cheque for $26,000 from volunteers in support of the Bring a Doctor Home Student Bursary. Pictured (left to right): Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean; Stephen Bennett, Stephane Thibodeau, and Joey Mercier, third-year NOSM medical students; Christian Provenzano, Sault Ste. Marie Mayor; Nora-Beth Saunders, Meaghan Horbatuk, and Jessica Kent-Rice, third-year NOSM medical students; and, Chris Lepore, Bring a Doctor Home Executive Director. Supplied photo

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NORTHERN ONTARIO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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Last month in Sault Ste. Marie, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) celebrated the volunteers of the Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament at an event called Be Awesome with NOSM. At this event, the tournament volunteers presented NOSM with a cheque for $26,000 to support student bursaries for medical students who consider Sault Ste. Marie home.
 
Each year, volunteer employees, retirees, and friends lace up their skates to participate in the charity Bring a Doctor Home hockey tournament that raises donations for medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine who hail from Sault Ste. Marie. In the last twelve years, the tournament raised more than $350,000 for student bursaries.
 
“The volunteers of the Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament provide a shining example of how, when people come together, we can truly inspire positive change in our communities,” says Dr. Roger Strasser, NOSM Dean. “We are grateful for Sault Ste. Marie’s generous and long-standing support of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and extremely pleased to see many NOSM-trained graduates from the Sault Ste. Marie returning home to practice upon completion of their training.”
 
“For many, this tournament is about a lot more than hockey,” says Chris Lepore, Tournament Executive Director. “The Bring a Doctor Home Hockey Tournament is one way that we as a community can invest in the future health of our citizens. We are proud to partner with NOSM to support home-grown health professionals who share a passion for this community with us.”
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