Speedpro Imaging of Greater Atlanta and the Jeff Cronon Foundation of Hope Team Up to Bring Awareness on Lou Gehrig's Disease

With the economy slowly bouncing back from a recession, one small business is not letting this factor stop them from donating to a foundation that is trying to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Atlanta, GA, April 12, 2010 --(PR.com)-- This April 19th, join Speedpro Imaging of Greater Atlanta and the “Jeff Cronon Foundation of Hope” for a Charity Golf Tournament held at Country Club of the South in Alpharetta, GA.

With the economy just barely beginning to edge back from the nation’s latest recession, David Hightower, owner of a large format imaging company, did not hesitate when his Production Manager, Laura Nuse, came to him with a simple request- to make a contribution to the foundation. Having known Jeff Cronon and his family for years, Laura has always been avid volunteer to the Jeff Cronon Foundation and their events.

“ALS is a devastating disease”, says David. “Laura explained that it had hit a family to whom she was very close, and this was an event she had supported with her time and talents prior to joining our team. I believe that good, admirable businesses exist for many reasons, and high on the list is to extend a helping hand in our communities whenever possible. I went to one of our finest customers, Bill Cole, President of Tri-C Printing, to ask if he would be willing to join us on this project. He gladly agreed, and they provided the printed tri-fold mailers to solicit tournament entries. We want our associates to likewise feel that their work and talent has the capability to help others in a time of need.”

This foundation was set up to benefit ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Therapy Development Institute in its effort to find a cure for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Over 30,000 families in the United States are impacted by this disease. It is estimated that about 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year. About 90 to 95 percent of ALS cases have occurred randomly with no clear associated risk factor. "However, because Lou Gehrig’s Disease is considered an orphan disease, there are not enough people afflicted to create a large awareness of it," explained Laura.

In March of 2008, the Jeff Cronon Foundation of Hope held its first event benefiting ALS-TDI with “Country Music under Stars” jam session and concert. Through the generosity of friends, along with other corporate sponsors, they were able to raise over $175,000 with a net of $155,000.

Don’t forget. After this year’s Charity Golf Tournament, stay for their evening event with a silent auction, where top #1 Nashville Songwriters will be entertaining you with a Concert and Jam Session. Come out and show your support for the Jeff Cronon Foundation of Hope.

For more information on donating or participating in this event, there are two ways to get started:
· You can contact Tournament Coordinators: Gerald and Virginia Davidson at virginiadavidson11@yahoo.com.
· For a quick online registration and to learn more about ALS-TDI, please visit, www.path.to/crononfoundation.

About Jeff Cronon Foundation of Hope:
The Jeff Cronon Foundation of Hope was started in 2008 by family and friends of Jeff Cronon, who was recently diagnosed with ALS. ALS is one of the cruelest and most devastating illnesses from which one can suffer. At this time, there is no known treatment, prevention, or cure for ALS.

Speedpro Imaging of Greater Atlanta
Stephanie Bailey