17th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament Record Breaking Year with Over $51,000 Raised
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sept. 18, 2017 – The 17th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament broke a record in taking a swing against lupus, raising over $51,000 to support the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC). The 17-year tournament has raised more than $600,000 since its inception.
Presented by LITTLE Diversified Architectural Consulting, this year’s Tournament sold out in record time and included 134 players. The event took place at Cedarwood Country Club in South Charlotte and featured lunch by JJ’s Red Hots, dinner by Bravo Cucina Italiana, dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes and raffle prizes. More information is available at https://www.lupus.org/northcarolina/events/entry/17th-annual-links-for-lupus-golf-tournament .
“This year’s Seventeenth Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament was a tremendous success on many levels,” said Jenny Prince, President and CEO of LFANC. “What started as one family’s dream back in 2000 has led to seventeen years of foundational support for our chapter. That support has played a role in groundbreaking lupus research, expansion of support to all of North Carolina, and more hope than ever before for those living with lupus.”
The inaugural Links for Lupus Golf Tournament commenced in September of 2000, on a green in Charlotte, N.C. Founded by the Family of Bill & Earlene Little, Links for Lupus, has been helping to raise money for LFANC because lupus has touched their family personally with the diagnosis of two family members.
Added Prince, “Many thanks to Cedarwood Country Club for hosting us and to our sponsors, players and volunteers who helped make this event a resounding success and our highest grossing tournament to date. A very special thanks to The Bill Little Family, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting and our Golf Steering Committee for their unwavering support and tireless efforts in putting on a fantastic event.”
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, Twitter and Instagram.
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Jenny Prince, Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
704-716-5640, ext. 5 (office)/704-591-1588 (mobile)