Navigation Links
The Scleroderma Foundation 1st Annual 'Fight For Lexi' Golf Tournament at the Dove Canyon Country Club on September 21, 2009 Featuring a Performance by Carlos Mencia
Date:9/19/2009

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 1st Annual "Fight for Lexi" Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, September 21, at the Dove Canyon County Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation/ Southern California Chapter.

The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m., and will be followed by a silent auction and awards dinner. Noted comedian Carlos Mencia will perform a brief comic set at the Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The event is organized by the Pettit Family whose daughter, Lexi, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, scleroderma, in 2008 at the age of 15. "I can't begin to tell you what a shock it was to learn that our daughter was diagnosed with this rare and awful disease," commented Lexi's mother, Melinda Pettit. "Scleroderma is rare among the adult population, but even more uncommon among children, so there was a lot of fear and uncertainty for us when we got this diagnosis."

That's when the Pettit family turned to the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter, where they were able to learn more about the chronic autoimmune disease that affects approximately 300,000 people in the United States, with nearly 80 percent of those diagnosed being women in their child-bearing years.

"There is no known cause for scleroderma, and there is no cure," Mrs. Pettit continues. "That's why we feel it's so important to do something to support the Scleroderma Foundation, which provides much-need patient education services and is the leading nonprofit organization funding critical research to find a cure."

About Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease in which one's own immune system attacks its body.

Scleroderma can cause a thickening and tightening of the skin. In the systemic f
'/>"/>

SOURCE Scleroderma Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The Scleroderma Foundation Applauds Introduction of First Bill in the Senate Promoting Research and Awareness of Scleroderma
2. Scleroderma Foundation Holds Gateway to Hope 2009 National Patient Education Conference in St. Louis, Mo.
3. The Scleroderma Foundation Applauds Introduction of First Bill In Congress Promoting Research and Awareness of Scleroderma
4. New Source of Information on Scleroderma Medications
5. Tissue-Growth Gene Tied to Scleroderma
6. Eight-Year-Olds All American Paint Scheme Walks Away With Ford Customer Service Divisions Funny Car Design Contest to Support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
7. The Prem Rawat Foundation Makes Two Grants to Provide Relief in Pakistan
8. VA Secretary Helps Launch The Red Sox Foundation-Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
9. The Lustgarten Foundation Expresses Condolences as Pancreatic Cancer Claims Life of Myles Brand
10. USC Annenberg and California HealthCare Foundation Join in New Health Care Journalism Venture
11. YMCA of the USA and Annie E. Casey Foundation Honor Five YMCAs for Family Strengthening Excellence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is pleased to ... the first sweetFrog store located in Mississippi. The premium frozen yogurt chain was listed ... The store, located at 104 Railroad Avenue, New Albany, MS 38652, will have a ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... applauds Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat ... bill introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... IL (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... In 2012, Patrick Achebe realized that ... he was alone. He sat down to write his first poem, and three years later ... him that was special and worth sharing with the world. "I have always believed that ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Global leader and compression innovator, SIGVARIS ... men. , For style that’s quick on its feet, men will love this ... news for men everywhere because a simple change in socks can dramatically help improve ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... PLAINSBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition met for the late June Web-based ... moves forward with new reimbursement schemes and managing high-risk patients through coordinated care. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:sweetfrog Opens First Location in Mississippi 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:Patrick Achebe Releases Debut Book, Whispering Waves: Poems for Everyday Grace 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 2Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 4
... Annually Say They ... Undergo Recommended Care, ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 13 ... a new research report,which analyzes the impact of cost on ... Cancer," the report aggregates survey responses,from 1,767 adults currently being ...
... Sustained Energy Enhancing Supplement, BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. ... Glyc,n Go to its line of,top quality supplements., ... of Glycine,Propionyl-L-Carnitine (GPLC) supplement, and the effects that it ... of athletes and trainers,around the globe., In clinical ...
... call center based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex,was included ... companies,in the country for the second straight year. Beryl ... last five years., The Inc. 5000 list is ... the economy - America,s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken,as a whole, ...
... 13, 2008 Five neonatology fellows have been ... in the area of follow-up care of the ... The grants, which underscore MedImmune,s commitment to expanding ... institution a $35,000 grant, totaling $175,000 in research ...
... 8.1 now available for ENEA,s carrier grade OSE RTOS. , ... ... (OSE: BIRD) today announced the release of RDM Server 8.1 for ... be added to the comprehensive list of RDM Server supported platforms., ...
... Healthtech Institute (CHI), has announced the release of ... Clinical Researchers, Sponsors, and Monitors. Designed for clinical ... professionals, and others involved in the clinical research ... to address the Form FDA 1572-Statement of Investigator ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Thomson Reuters Survey Finds Cancer Patients Forgoing Treatment Because of Cost 2Health News:The Beryl Companies Named to Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year 2Health News:MedImmune grants 5 new fellowships to help expand premature infant follow-up care research 2Health News:Birdstep Technology Adds ENEA's OSE RTOS to the List of Operating Systems Supported by Their RDM Server, Embedded Database Product 2Health News:Barnett Releases Reference Guide on Form FDA 1572--Statement of Investigator 2Health News:Barnett Releases Reference Guide on Form FDA 1572--Statement of Investigator 3
(Date:7/3/2015)... According to a new ... Management Market ECG, Implantable Loop Recorder, Manual Event ... Dual Chamber Pacemaker, CRT-D, CRT-P - Global Forecast ... Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices ... 2020 from $21,137.7 Million in 2015, at a ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... Redwood Pharma AB has entered into a ... both the US and China , ... hydrogel technology in its lead chronic Dry Eye therapeutic ... technology offers many unique competitive benefits. At lower temperatures, ... low concentrations of polymer the system can be transitioned ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... SAN DIEGO , July 2, 2015 ResMed ... report its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, ... York Stock Exchange market close. A press release with ResMed,s ... and the company will host a webcast to discuss operating ... scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 2Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 3Cardiac Monitoring (CM) and Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices Market Worth $26,646.5 Million by 2020 4Redwood Pharma Licenses Novel Hydrogel Drug Delivery Technology From Broda Technologies 2ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2
... , , THOUSAND OAKS, ... from across the United States (U.S.) and Europe participate in ... renowned faculty members at the world,s leading universities. Now, ... have exclusive access to the online Amgen Scholars Community at ...
... , MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. ... a leading provider of medication system solutions to acute healthcare ... the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and third largest ... automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADCs) to streamline management of medications ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Amgen Scholars Web site Launches to Build a Global Network for Future Scientists 2New Amgen Scholars Web site Launches to Build a Global Network for Future Scientists 3Omnicell Selected by Nation's Third Largest Public Healthcare System for Medication Management Systems 2Omnicell Selected by Nation's Third Largest Public Healthcare System for Medication Management Systems 3Omnicell Selected by Nation's Third Largest Public Healthcare System for Medication Management Systems 4
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: