CVS/Pharmacy is proud to sponsor the tournament for such a worthy cause and with the help of Warrior Custom Golf at the event it's sure to be a success
Irvine, CA (Vocus) August 12, 2009
Warrior Custom Golf is proud to announce their support of the 3rd Annual CVS/Pharmacy Golf Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital, on Thursday, September 24th at Scarlet Oaks Country Club in Poca, West Virginia. CVS/Pharmacy will be hosting the event to help raise money for the furtherance in cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries that happen every day at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made there have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
"CVS/Pharmacy is proud to sponsor the tournament for such a worthy cause and with the help of Warrior Custom Golf at the event it's sure to be a success," said Mike Keeney tournament director and local store manager of CVS/Pharmacy.
Several golfers and local businesses will be attending this year, to show their support of the continuing research the hospital provides for children with catastrophic diseases without regard to the family's ability to pay. Funds raised from the event will go directly to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Here's how St. Jude Research Hospital impacted one family:
When Javon was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. He underwent three years of chemotherapy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Near the end of his treatment, doctors discovered Javon had suffered a relapse and would need more chemotherapy, as well as radiation. Javon began his new course of treatment at St. Jude, and was nearly always accompanied by his mom, Lisa, and baby sister, Jakayla.
In fall 2008, about a month before Javon finished treatment for a second time, Jakayla became sick. She had the symptoms of a cold, and then she stopped eating. Lisa took her to their local doctor, who did blood work. The results of those tests were troubling, and the doctor quickly referred the family to St. Jude. Faced with the possibility that not one, but two, of her children were suffering from cancer, Lisa was devastated. ''I thought I was in a dream, and I'd wake up,'' she said. But she trusted the medical experts at St. Jude.
St. Jude doctors quickly determined that, like her brother, Jakayla suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She began an intense chemotherapy protocol.
Lisa says that it was hard for Javon to learn that his little sister had cancer too, but the Child Life specialists at St. Jude explained to him that he could help her get through it, and that made him feel better. The two children couldn't be closer. They like to sing together and play Gameboy™. ''Jakayla loves Javon,'' Lisa said. ''She wants him always by her side.'' And although Jakayla still has two more years of treatment to go, Lisa is happy to report that her little girl is in remission.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude is one of the leading pediatric research facilities in the world. The mission of the hospital is to find cures for children with catastrophic illnesses through research and treatment. Since the hospital opened in 1962 much progress has been made in the treatment of serious childhood diseases. Clinical research has made these advances possible. For more information visit http://www.stjude.org
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About Warrior Custom Golf
Warrior Custom Golf, Inc. was established for the singular purpose of developing, manufacturing and marketing custom golf clubs for golfers worldwide. They are dedicated to the continual development of affordable state-of-the-art custom golf products and in building customer loyalty through exceptional customer service and support.
Warrior has brought together an impressive group of highly regarded product development and golf manufacturing professionals, many of whom have 20 or more years experience including seasoned master club builders. Warrior produces many more club sets in a given week than some of the most ''famous brands'' with one distinct difference – every one of their clubs is custom built to the exact specifications of each customer.
As a result, Warrior has surpassed $150 million sales with over 400,000 satisfied customers and is one of the fastest growing golf companies in the nation. Warrior’s corporate headquarters is located in Irvine, California where its 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility employs over 200 individuals year-round.