Aug. 15, 2017

17th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament Set to Tee Off Sept. 18

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – August 3, 2017 – The 17th Annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will be taking a swing against lupus on Monday, Sept. 18.

Proceeds from the tournament will 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 visit https://www.lupus.org/northcarolina/events/entry/17th-annual-links-for-lupus-golf-tournament.

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 of his two daughters that are living with lupus. Links for Lupus was the first major fundraising event for the chapter. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $500,000 for the LFANC. “We are excited to celebrate the seventeenth annual Links for Lupus golf tournament, which brings the community together for a day of fun while supporting our mission,” said Jenny Prince President and CEO of LFANC. “We appreciate the generous support of LITTLE, other sponsors and our golf participants. This event enables us to help link awareness about lupus with 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. Serving an estimated 45,000 living with lupus in North Carolina, the chapter is the center of excellence for those affected by lupus, bridging patients, their families, caregivers, and the medical community.

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