Sports stars go to bat for cancer

Jamaal Magloire

By Gerald V. Paul

Jamal Magloire, former Toronto Raptors player and Tournament Ambassador, will join hundreds of Toronto-area sports fans and non-fans alike as they  come together in Scarborough at the L’Amoreaux Cricket Ground, this weekend for a first-of-its-kind community cricket event being held in support of The Scarborough Hospital Cancer care programme.

Hosted by The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, the family-friendly inaugural event includes a two-day 10 team round robin cricket professionals, a family barbeque and Int’l Food Fair, and Teddy Bear “check-ups” performed by hospital doctors and nurses in field tents.

“It is The Scarborough Hospital’s vision to have a coordinated and integrated Cancer Care programme so our community can continue to receive high quality cancer care close to home, across our organizations,” Michael Mazza, President of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation told The Camera.

Admission to The Scarborough World Cup of Cricket and all activities are free of charge, with food available for purchase. For more information, visit