11th Annual TJ-JL Charity Invitational Golf Classic, Monday September 14th, 2015 – Montgomery Country Club
Welcome family, friends and sponsors. Since 2004, we’ve held a charity golf tournament to raise money and awareness to combat diabetes. After incredible success, a charitable foundation came to life. In our seventh year we were proud to become The TJ-JL Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 tax entity.
2012 saw our Youth Ambassador Program take flight, selecting a local child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which allows us to reach a larger audience and to do our part moving closer to a cure. It’s an honor to add Joanna “JoJo” Pagedas, our first young lady, as Youth Ambassador in 2015. We are delighted to have Joanna and her family join our mission. Your donation allows diabetes programs to continue to educate, assist and provide resources to local communities and across the nation.
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, which translates into over 8% of the population. With 18.8 million diagnosed cases of diabetes, that still leaves 7 million undiagnosed cases; as many as 3 million of those cases are type 1 diabetes. By 2030 diabetes is expected to affect as many as 552 million people worldwide. With a foundation such as ours, the hope is to start early education about the disease and help to find a cure. This year, we continue our efforts to raise money and educate the public by funding the research needed to fight this disease. Without your continued support there is no way any of this would be possible.
Through the generous efforts of corporate sponsors and participants, we have been able to donate thousands of dollars to the ADA – American DiabetesAssociation, the JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the DRWF –Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation. We have set a goal to raise $100,000 in 2015, by adding more fundraising events in addition to our annual golf classic. This year’s philanthropic efforts will also include our 2015 Kick-Off Event, our Family Fun Day & Pre-Tournament Soiree, and the 11th Annual Charity Invitational Golf Classic held at Montgomery Country Club on Monday, September 14th.
We invite you to join us for any or all events and to be part of this mission to find a cure and put an end to this epidemic.
TJ-JL Foundation, Inc.
Executive Board – Jon Lowe, Alan Pohoryles, Chris Darby, Kathleen Lively, Tom & Kristen O’Keefe, Kevin & Karen Carlsen & Dr.Harold Silverman