Just a few short weeks ago, A. S. Charity Fundraising’s Heller Pool, left the snowy Northeast behind and headed for sunny Florida to help with the Leta Lindley Prader-Wili Classic held at the PGA National Resort & Spa. Held during the weekend of January 18-19, 2013, the event was a huge success, and fundraising items from A. S. Charity Fundraising were a hit among the hundreds of attendees. Pool and the team at A. S. Charity Fundraising couldn’t be more pleased our charity auction items helped contribute to the organization’s mission to find a cure and effective treatment for Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).
PWS is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children. Approximately one in 10,000 babies is born with PWS, and the disorder occurs in males and females equally and in all races. PWS typically causes low muscle tone, short stature if not treated with growth hormones, incomplete sexual development, and a chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories that normally can lead to excessive eating and obesity.
Enjoying a hands-on approach to helping plan and provide fundraising items to this year’s event, Pool truly enjoyed her week in the Sunshine State.
“It was so amazing to see everyone come together to plan this event,” Pool said. “I was so honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of this fundraiser! It’s incredibly rewarding to see how much can be done when you put your mind to doing something good for the larger community.”
This year, The Prader-Willi Classic was held in honor of Josilyn Faith Levine and Harold Wilkinson IV, and took place in conjunction with the 9th Annual Pro-Am Tournament. All the proceeds generated by this extremely successful event were used to fund The Prader-Willi Research Fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla.
The season for golf tournaments is upon us, so if you need help with charity auction items for your next golf tourney or other fundraising event, contact one of A. S. Charity Fundraising’s helpful specialists today at (888) 232-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also invite you to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest to keep up with the many incredible causes A. S. Charity Fundraising supports.
By Deandra Gomes, Charity Fundraising Assistant