Local New York Life Office Sponsors Comfort Zone Camp For Kids

Insurer Supports Camp That Helps Grieving Children Through Charity Golf Tournament

Raleigh, NC, July 01, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Paul Holmes, managing partner for the Raleigh office of New York Life Insurance Company (http://www.newyorklife.com), has announced that the Raleigh office is the title sponsor for the Second Annual Comfort Zone Camp for Kids Charity Golf Classic, scheduled to take place on Monday, Sept. 19 at Brier Creek Country Club, with registration beginning 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. Because camps and online resources are offered at no charge, Comfort Zone is 100 percent funded by contributions. It costs $500 to send a child to camp, but a donation of any kind will make an enormous impact on a grieving child’s life. Any individuals interested in giving to Comfort Zone Camp can donate through http://www.comfortzonecamp.com or call the Event Coordinator at (919) 946-1542.

“Sponsoring this Golf Classic is a great way to support CZC which provides a safe, healing environment for kids who have lost a parent or other loved one,” said Paul Holmes, managing partner for the Raleigh office of New York Life, sponsor of the Golf Classic. “We appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in organizing this special day.”

- 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.

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

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

- Lunch will be provided followed by 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. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17, and are held year-round in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.comfortzonecamp.com or call the 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 http://www.newyorklife.com for more information.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, Ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, May 5, 2011. See www.money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune 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
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