Statewide Event Gives Companies Opportunity to Showcase Products and Services -- Free

Upcoming statewide event gives companies opportunity to showcase products and services -- free. Event targets pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, healthcare providers and other medical professionals.

Utica, NY, July 12, 2006 --( The New York State Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is hosting the 3rd annual ‘Drive to a CureTM’ Golf Tournament & Reception on August 20th in Utica, NY. The event is the organization’s major statewide fundraising event of the year.

The NYSPFF is currently accepting gift bag items, product samples, promotional items and prizes from companies across the globe. Items do not have to be golf related.

The event offers companies an excellent opportunity to showcase their products and services — free of charge.

Last year’s event garnered substantial television, radio and print coverage. The event attracts people from across New York and neighboring states.

The NYSPFF targets the state’s 550+ pulmonologists, plus respiratory therapists, pulmonary-related businesses, healthcare sales representatives, and pulmonary fibrosis sufferers and their families.

Last year’s event received financial and in-kind support from health plans; medical practices; respiratory service companies; technology, automotive and construction industries; retail businesses; law firms; and individual funders.

Participation Guidelines

For gift items, product samples and promotional items: minimum of 125 items for anticipated number of golfers. (optional: minimum of 80 for anticipated reception-only attendees)

For prize items: no minimum amount. Prizes to be provided for golfing achievements (i.e. longest drive, closest to the pin, lowest team score and etc.) and randomly-drawn prizes.

Companies providing items will be provided with a free full-page (8 1/2 x 11) ad ($225 value) in the event program book. Companies will also be included in the post-event news releases sent statewide and nationally.
Send black-and-white ad layout in .PDF, .JPG or .TIFF.

For more information, contact Joe Maltese, president of NYSPFF, at 518-312-6362 or via email at

Items must be received by August 16th, and be mailed to: NYSPFF, 450 Oakdale Avenue, Utica, NY 13502.

All contributions, monetary or in-kind, are tax-deductible.

Pulmonary fibrosis is a terminal disease killing over 40,000 people yearly — the same as breast cancer and more than AIDS, and prostate and cervical cancer. More than 200,000 people are stricken with the disease, and life expectancy is only three to five years.

The NYSPFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to find the causes, and cure, for pulmonary fibrosis through funding clinical research efforts, public education and advocacy.

Organization Composition:

Joseph F. Maltese, Jr
James M. Cimo, M.D.
Daniel Cohen, Cohen & Cohen
Regina DeMarco

Christopher Greene, Sodexho USA, Buffalo, NY
Peter Kehoe, Esq., Executive Director, New York State Sheriff’s Assocation, Albany, NY
Tara Kern, Blair Television, Manhattan, NY
James O’Malley, M.D., President, Slocum-Dickson Medical Group, New Hartford, NY
Michael Rosenzweig, Ph.D., President, National Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Chicago, IL

New York State Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Joe Maltese