BOULDER RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB- With spring comes signs of hope. This May 3rd and 4th, that means the Allie and Friends Golf Classic is back in Lake in the Hills, with two days of events to raise money for neuroblastoma research and education.
This year, the Allie marks the start of another era in fundraising. The golf outing and Before the Allie comedy night have raised more than $1 million in the last
Allie kicks off Sunday, May 3rd with Comedy Night at the Fire Bar and Grill in Crystal Lake from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 and include open bar and appetizers. Golf begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 4th for individuals and teams of four -- $300 per golfer. That includes admission to the post golf dinner. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased separately for $50. All proceeds benefit CNCF.
Allie's host, retired NFL defensive tackle Ryan Diem (Indianapolis Colts), has been an amazing advocate for CNCF. But Allie needs new partners to grow, which is essential for organizations that specifically target neuroblastoma research.
All pediatric cancers combined receive just 4 percent of federal funding for research.
"We all know that we're going to be there for an important cause. But the Allie and Friends Golf Classic is a lot of fun, too, for everyone," says Pat Tallungan, president of CNCF. "Allie has funded a lot of research and CNCF's education programs. With the recent treatment advances and many success stories, it should remind us of the power we have to defeat this disease through research and education. We need your support, and I'm hoping to see some new families and new sponsors at Allie this year."
There will also be an auction for premium vacation home getaways. For more information visit www.allieandfriends.org.