New York, NY, April 26, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to partner with former New York Jets OL Willie Colon for the Willie Colon Charity Golf Outing Monday, May 8. The event will benefit a lupus research grant named in honor of Mr. Colon’s mother Jean Davis, who has lupus.
Every golfer will have the unique experience to play a round of golf with National Football League (NFL) athletes on the course. NFL participants expected to be in attendance include current players Kelvin Beachum, James Carpenter, Quincy Enunwa, Ryan Fitzpatrick, David Harris, Ben Ijalana, Wesley Johnson, Nick Mangold, Steve McClendon, and Brent Qvale, as well as former players Stephen Bowen, Ryan Clark, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, and Max Starks.
Held at Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, New Jersey, the golf day begins at 11:30 am with brunch and practice. An opportunity for media photographs will take place at 12:15 pm. Shotgun start is scheduled for 1:00 pm followed by dinner and awards presentation at 5:30 pm. A silent auction features items of particular interest to sports fans ranging from a premium Super Bowl trip to autographed memorabilia. Visit LupusResearch.org for more information about this event and getting involved in advancing lupus research.
Willie Colon, Dedicated Champion for the Lupus Cause
The Golf Outing is just one way Mr. Colon supports the lupus community and the Lupus Research Alliance. "Like so many people with lupus, my mom constantly struggles with the symptoms of this disease, never knowing when a flare up will hit, and often landing in the hospital with serious complications. The Lupus Research Alliance is the world’s leader in lupus research, and that’s where the greatest hope lies for people like my mom who desperately need better treatments and a cure. I'm 100% on this team, and it’s a sure winner!" says Mr. Colon.
Co-host of ESPN Radio New York’s The Anita Marks & Willie Colon Show, Mr. Colon is also a frequent guest on the network’s Hahn, Humpty and Canty Show.
Lupus is a chronic, complex autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide. More than 90% of lupus sufferers are women, mostly young women between the ages of 15 to 44. Women of color are especially at risk. In lupus, the immune system, which is designed to protect against infection, creates antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues and organs -- the kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, blood, skin, and joints.
About the Lupus Research Alliance
The Lupus Research Alliance unites the global lupus community in bold determination to free the world of lupus through the power of science. The organization will transform the lives of people affected by lupus as it welcomes and embraces a new scientific era, pioneers innovation, pushes the frontiers of knowledge, enlists diverse new scientific talent, and leads the drive to new treatments, prevention and cure. Because the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all donations goes to support lupus research programs.