May 11, 2016 – J. Smith Lanier & Co. is proud to announce over $240,000 net revenue was recently raised at the 12th Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Classic to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. From 2005-2016, over $2.5 million has been donated to the Foundation.
The event was held at Chateau Elan Golf Club on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. Over 300 golfers from around the Southeast and 7 PBTF brain tumor survivors and their families were on hand to play golf and meet the sponsors.
"J. Smith Lanier & Co. has been honored over the last 12 years to be the title corporate sponsor of the Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Since 2004, our organization has been blessed to help support this outstanding foundation. We would like to extend a special thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers who have been instrumental in this longstanding partnership by promoting awareness about childhood brain tumors and raising financial support," said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier.
Mary Moore, Executive Director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation-GA Chapter said, "The level of support that is provided by J. Smith Lanier & Co. and dozens of other generous sponsors who participate to help the children we serve is truly remarkable. When our sponsors see and meet our young brain tumor survivors out there on the course each year, they keep coming back. It's impossible not to want to help when you know what these kids go through."
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) is the world's largest nonprofit focused on finding a cure for childhood brain tumors and supporting the families who live with this deadly form of childhood cancer. The Georgia Chapter assists hundreds of families each year with services that include emotional and social support; education and information; college scholarships; and more. The proceeds from this event support The Butterfly Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance for families when a child is on treatment.
To learn more about the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation or to make a donation please visit www.curethekids.org/ga or call 404-252-4107.
J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 600 employees in 22 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.