West Point, GA - May 9, 2019 - J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company (JSL), announced today that its 2019 Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Southeast Region of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) raised more than $240,000. The annual event is now in its 15th year and has raised more than $3 million since 2004.The Charity Classic was held at Chateau Elan Golf Club on Tuesday, May 7, 2018. More than 350 golfers and seven PBTF children and their families were on hand to play golf and meet the sponsors.
“JSL is honored to once again support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and are grateful to the many sponsors and volunteers who made this event successful,” said JSL CEO Gary Ivey.
Tammy Bates, Managing Director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation-GA Chapter said: “We are extremely grateful to J. Smith Lanier & Co., and all the sponsors and participants of the Charity Golf Classic. When a family is faced with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, their primary concern is caring for their child. PBTF's primary concern is caring for that entire family wherever they are in the journey and however they need it most. The funds raised yesterday helps us provide immediate assistance with financial support through our Butterfly Fund, allowing the family to focus their energy where it needs to go by alleviating a small amount of stress in what can be a chaotic time.”
Proceeds from this year’s event will help hundreds of children and their families, both locally and nationally. Family support programs include The Butterfly Fund, a financial assistance program, support groups, scholarships, educational materials and other resources, hospital support to families, and more. These programs further PBTF’s mission to care for families along their entire journey, find a cure for the deadliest form of childhood cancer, and help survivors thrive.
To learn more about the Southeast Region of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation or to make a donation please visit www.curethekids.org/Southeast or call 404-252-4107.
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Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.