Ryan Chisim was born May 11, 1999. He was an incredible child with a zest for life and had tremendous courage. Ryan enjoyed playing sports, did well in school and was popular amongst his peers. He was a child that others were instantly drawn to with his warm, calm and fun-loving demeanour. In late February 2011 Ryan was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). DIPG is a tumour located in the middle of the brain stem, and because of its location, cannot be surgically removed. Ryan lost his battle with cancer on January 20th 2012. He was 12 years old.
After an 11 month battle with this disease, Ryan leaves behind his legacy of never giving up and continuing the fight against this aggressive form of cancer. It is in his memory that we invite you to take part in the Ryan Chisim Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds to help find a cure for DIPG. Thank you in advance for your support.
This year the 12th Annual Ryan Chisim Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Monday September 18, 2023 at Meadowbrook Golf Club. Proceeds from this charitable event support DIPG brain tumour research at SickKids.