Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club Seeks Business Sponsors to Help Raise Funds for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

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The Clarence, New York, Rotary Club will hold two fund raising events in early 2006 to support the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club's Foundation seeks major sponsors for the February Monte Carlo Night and May Golf Tournament.

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club will raise funds for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) in early 2006. The Club will use its two major fundraising events to provide financial support to the association. The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is a 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to serving individuals affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), their families, and interested professionals.

Prader-Willi syndrome affects children who are born with a chromosomal defect. There is no cure. The syndrome results in the individual suffering from insatiable hunger that causes uncontrollable weight gain and behavior issues. The affected individual’s metabolic system is slowed down, requiring a smaller amount of food before weight is gained. Affected individuals typically must eat less than 1,200 calories per day.

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club holds two major fundraising events each year. In 2006, its first fundraiser will be the Monte Carlo Night. The Club will hold its ninth annual Monte Carlo event on Saturday, February 11, at the Brookfield Country Club. The event begins at 7:00 pm and ends at Midnight.

The Club will hold its 11th Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, May 8, at the Brookfield Country Club. The golf will begin at 12:30 pm and will be a four person scramble format.

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club will raise funds from both events for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association through the Club’s own 501 (c) (3) foundation. The Club’s foundation seeks major business sponsors to cover the cost of these two events to maximize the funds available for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.

Companies interested in sponsoring the two events should call Dr. Joseph Margarone III at 631-2800 for the Monte Carlo Night, and Jim Dry at 716-634-7253 for the Charity Golf Tournament.

For more information about the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, visit http://www.pwsausa.org.

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 am at the Brookfield Country Club in Clarence, New York. For more information about the Club, call Club president Scott Bylewski at (716) 741-6385, or visit http://www.ehsrotary.org.

About Rotary International

The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club is part of Rotary International. The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, was formed on February 23, 1905, by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to recapture in a professional Club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The name "Rotary" derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.

  • Rotary is a global network of community volunteers.
  • Rotary is an international service organization of 1.2 million business and professional men and women who, as volunteers, address needs of their home and international communities. There are more than 31,000 Rotary Clubs in 166 countries.
  • Rotary initiates local and global service projects to promote world understanding and peace and improve the life conditions for people of all ages and cultures.
  • Rotarians are men and women of integrity who represent a cross-section of business and professional backgrounds. As volunteers of all ages, they work to meet community and international concerns.

The Rotary International Annual Fund is a 501 (c) (3) corporation that supplies funds for Rotary’s Educational and Humanitarian programs.

eXubrio Group LLC provides pro bono public relations support to the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club. For more information, contact Paul McAfee at (716) 568-0329, or visit http://www.exubrio.com.

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