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North Carolina Comfort Zone Camp Announces Second Annual Camp for Kids Charity Golf Classic

Golf Classic to Benefit Bereavement Camp for Children

Raleigh, NC, June 23, 2011 --( The North Carolina Comfort Zone Camp has announced that it will host its second annual Comfort Zone Camp for Kids Charity Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 19 at Brier Creek Country Club, located at 10404 Lumley Road, with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit North Carolina’s Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

All camp services are covered by individual donations and event fundraisers like the Golf Classic. Any individuals interested in giving to Comfort Zone Camp can donate through or call the CZCNC Event Coordinator at (919) 946-1542.

“This Golf Classic is a great way to raise awareness of the need to support children who are grieving for a loved one,” said Paul Holmes, managing partner for the Raleigh office of New York Life, sponsor of the Golf Classic. “We are honored to support this organization and appreciate the efforts of everyone who is involved.”

- The title sponsor for the event is New York Life. Other sponsors include key N.C. business and community leaders.

- Since 2008, the New York Life Foundation has awarded more than $3,000,000 to Comfort Zone Camp to extend the reach of the organization’s services and help raise the issue of grieving children to a national concern.

- The 2011 North Carolina camp will take place in December at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, N.C.

- Sponsorships for the golf tournament are available from $100 to $5,000.

- Entrance is $200 per individual or $750 per foursome.

- Lunch w will be provided at noon with a dinner reception at 6:30 p.m.

About Comfort Zone Camp:
Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Children are encouraged to share their stories openly and without reservation; to celebrate the lives of their loved ones and to feel the love and support of others who have experienced loss. It is a weekend of shared experiences, shared love and renewed hope for the children, parents, buddy mentors and volunteers. For more information, visit or call the CZCNC Event Coordinator at (919) 946-1542.

About New York Life:
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings from all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, May 5, 2011. See for methodology.
**New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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