Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club, of Clarence, New York, Donates $10,000 to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.

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The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club raised funds through its 2006 annual Monte Carlo night and annual Golf Tournament. The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club meets at Brookfield Country Club Wednesday mornings in Clarence, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. The club is part of Rotary International.

Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club today presented the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association with a check for $10,000. The Club raised the money at its Monte Carlo event and Golf Tournament. The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. Rotary Club president Scott Bylewski presented the check to Barbara McManus, conference chair for the 8th National PWSA (USA) conference and the 16th Annual Prader Willi Alliance of New York, Inc. conference, and Jeannie Dickinson, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association youth program director.

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association is dedicated to serving individuals affected by Prader-Willi syndrome, their families, and interested professionals. The 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 raised funds for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association through the Club’s 501 (c) (3) foundation – the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

For more information about the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA), 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, visit the club’s website at 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 in 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 32,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
  • 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.

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