Nov 21, 2022

St. John’s, NL: The Keith Keating Memorial Basketball Tournament took place in St. John’s this weekend and raised $70,000 for the Cancer Care Foundation. This brings the total amount raised by the Keith Keating Memorial Tournament to $200,000 in support of a new Chemotherapy Suite, currently under construction at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.

 A total of 44 teams from across the province took part in this weekend’s tournament at the Newfoundland Sports Centre. Congratulations to the winning teams in each of the following finals:

  • Highschool Men Tier I:           Waterford Valley High A
  • Highschool Men Tier II:          West Coast Elite U16
  • Highschool Men Tier III:         St. Bon’s
  • Highschool Women Tier I:      Gonzaga A
  • Highschool Women Tier II:     CE23 B
  • Alumni Men:                            CoLab Splash

“It was an amazing weekend of basketball, teamwork and friendship in support of Cancer Care, says tournament organizer Adam Keating.  This tournament started 10 years ago in honor of my Dad, Keith, who passed away from cancer. We announced that 2022 would be the final KKMT tournament and are so excited to be able to announce that we reached our goal to raise a total of $200,000 from this event for the Cancer Care Foundation. This gift will be used for the new Chemotherapy Suite currently under construction for the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and I am so pleased that it will help to support cancer patients and their families with a new state-of-the-art facility for cancer care. I would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and players for their support – we could never have made this incredible donation without them.”

 Lynette Hillier, Executive Director, Cancer Care Foundation, says, “We are so thankful to Adam and the team behind the Keith Keating Memorial Tournament for their support of Cancer Care. The new chemotherapy suite will open in early 2023 thanks to the support of donors. Our sincere thanks to everyone who sponsored and participated in the tournament this weekend – it is so greatly appreciated.  When a cancer patient hears  “You Have Cancer” the Cancer Care Foundation works to ensure that the best cancer treatment tools are available along with patient programs to assist cancer patients on their journey. This gift will help to make the chemotherapy suite project a reality for the thousands of cancer patients who visit the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre each year.”

 In photo: Adam Keating, organizer of the Keith Keating Memorial Tournament announces the $70,000 total raised at the 2022 event:

All contributions to the Cancer Care Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador directly support patients here in our province.