Houston, TX, October 31, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The You First Foundation raised more than $20,000 in its third annual Wendy Kwan Memorial charity golf tournament. The tournament is held in honor of Wendy Kwan, a young mother who died in 2014 unexpectedly from an undetected brain aneurysm.
The tournament was held at the BlackHorse Golf Club in Cypress October 20. Wendy's husband, Ken Lee, and their two children were honorary guests at the tournament. Lee is also a board member of the You First Foundation.
The You First Foundation is a Houston-based non-profit that provides support to individuals and families that have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The foundation was formed by Wendy Kwan's co-workers at First Service Credit Union following her tragic death.
You First will use the money raised through the golf tournament to provide scholarships for brain injury victims’ children and to contribute to local neurointensive care centers and causes.
"As part of our effort to support people affected by traumatic brain injuries and those dedicated individuals researching them, the money raised from this annual tournament is very important,” said David Bleazard, chairman of the You First Foundation and President of First Service Credit Union. "This is our biggest single fund-raiser of the year, and we appreciate all the players and donors who helped make it a success."
About You First Foundation
You First foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that provides support for individuals affected by traumatic medical events and whose goal is to put smiles on the faces of children by assisting with their educational needs. The foundation is assisted by the success of First Service Credit Union’s charitable events and fully supported by employees. You First Foundation supports charitable children’s groups, the Nexus Health Systems (including Healthbridge Children’s Hospital, and Touchstone Neurorecovery Center), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and more. You First Foundation believes that with further research, brain injuries can be fully recoverable. Visit http://www.youfirstfoundation.org to follow the cause.
Photo caption: David Bleazard, Chairman of the You First Foundation, watches Taylor Grote with Dolphin Debit take a swing during the 3rd annual Wendy Kwan Memorial golf tournament in Houston.