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3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
benefiting Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

May 3rd, 2002

The AOII Golf Tournament for Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome on Friday, May 3rd was a terrific way to end the week with friends, sisters, and of course, golf.  

A lovely, but windy day was to be had at the beautiful Deer Creek Golf & Country Club, setting for our 3rd Tournament and what a day it was! After a energizing round of golf and fun, all proceeds went to the Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (final total TBA)

Thank you to everyone who came out for golf and/or dinner/auction, and special thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and Deer Creek.

2003 Sponsors included:

Art Gallery of Ontario
Burger King
Casa Loma
Famous Player's
Royal Ontario Museum
Second City
Sports Clubs of Canada
Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Be sure to keep up on the Alumnae events; there's something for everyone!  And if you missed us this year - never fear ~ we'll be back in May 2003!!

2000 AOII Tournament
2001 AOII Tournament

 A big THANK YOU to our players, diners, auction attendees, volunteers,
 & sponsors!

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, first described in 1964, is a multi-faceted disorder impacting the pancreas, bone marrow, and skeleton, but other organs may also be affected

In infancy, the first symptoms are loose, foul-smelling, greasy stools, and failure to gain weight and grow normally. The pancreas fails to produce the enzymes essential to digest food. The child does not absorb enough nutrients to grow and develop normally. The bone marrow in which blood cells are produced is also affected. White blood cells that help fight infections may be low in number and/or not function properly, leaving the body poorly defended against life threatening infections. Anemia and problems with blood clotting may be present. These youngsters are small for their age and often have bone abnormalities, the cause of which is undetermined.

For more information, please visit the Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome website at


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