Indianapolis Colt Ryan Diem (far right) raises awareness and $135,000 in funds for neuroblastoma with a little help from his fellow teammates at the annual Allie & Friends Golf Classic hosted at
Boulder Ridge Golf Club in Lake in the Hills, IL
The 2010 Allie & Friends Golf Classic attracted an impressive line-up of golfers and local celebrities
Chicago -- 27 May 2010 --
Earlier this month, Indianapolis Colt and Chicago area native, Ryan Diem hosted the Allie & Friends Golf Classic (www.allieandfriends.org
) in Lake in the Hills, IL. This year’s event attracted more than 300 participants and raised more than $135,000 to benefit the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (www.cncfhope.org
). Local celebrities in attendance at this year’s event included the Bears’ Robbie Gould and former Hawk’s Stan Mikita and Denis Savard.
Allie & Friends was founded in 2005 by Scott and Kristin Jewson when their friends, Brian and Keri Neff, received the devastating news that their two year old daughter Allie had stage IV neuroblastoma. For two years, Allie courageously battled cancer, undergoing chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, isolation, radiation and surgery. In the end, she lost her fight two months before her fourth birthday. Allie is the inspiration for this annual event.
About Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation
The Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) is a non-profit national health organization committed to finding a cure for neuroblastoma through research, education, awareness and advocacy. The premier source for neuroblastoma information and resources, CNCF initiatives educate the public about a disease dramatically lacking in awareness and funding. It serves as an advocate for families by influencing relevant legislation, as well as a liaison between healthcare providers and families. To learn more, visit www.cncfhope.org
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