Jun. 29, 2014

14th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament Tees Off in South Charlotte – Aug. 25

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 30, 2014 – The 14th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will tee off on Monday, Aug. 25 to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC).

Presented by LITTLE Diversified Architectural Consulting, the Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will take place at Cedarwood Country Club located at 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte. Registration kicks off at 11:00AM followed by a Shotgun Start at 12:30PM and a Dinner Reception at 5:30PM. All players will receive lunch and dinner, beverages during play, official tournament gift, golfer goodie bag, and a complimentary team photograph. Prizes awarded for 1st-3rd in low net and low gross categories.

For event information and to download a registration form, visit http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com/

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The inaugural Links for Lupus Golf Tournament was started in 2000 by the late Bill Little, Founder of LITTLE Diversified Architectural Consulting. He and his family started the tournament because lupus because of his two daughters who are living with lupus. Links for Lupus was the first major fundraising event for the chapter.

“We’re excited to celebrate the fourteenth year of this great golf tournament and to bring the community together for a day of fun on the links,” said Christine John-Fuller, President and CEO of LFANC. “With the generous support of LITTLE, our other sponsors, players and volunteers, we are able to help link up  awareness about lupus while raising funds for research, programs and support services to help the estimated 10,000 people living with lupus in the Charlotte region.”
 
About Lupus:
Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, hits out of nowhere, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive, and can be fatal, yet research on lupus remains underfunded relative to its scope and devastation.

About the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter is part of the national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. We work with local health professionals and volunteers to provide information and programs to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease. The chapter serves an estimated 45,000 living with lupus in North Carolina.  For more information about lupus or the LFANC, visit http://www.lupusnc.org or call (877) 849-8271. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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