Tourney raises money for CF
Tracy B. Cieniewicz, Hartselle Enquirer
Of the more than 30,000 cystic fibrosis patients across America, 386 are Alabamians.
Their average life expectancy is age 35. Three decades ago, it was age 5.
"Research is increasing their life expectancy," Dan Nelson of Decatur said. "That's why I want to do what I can to raise money for that research."
CF is a genetic disease that causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. It also limits the ability to digest food.
While Nelson is not personally affected by CF, he does have friends in Morgan and Limestone counties who are. That's why he decided last year to start a local fundraising effort for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Second Annual Cystic Fibrosis Charity Three Man Scramble will be held June 25 and 26 at the Athens Golf and Country Club with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A registration fee of $300 per team includes green fees, cart and lunch. First place prize is $500 and second place is $300.
Registrants will also receive a free round of golf at the Athens Golf and Country Club on the day prior to the event.
Sponsored by the Limestone/Morgan County Cystic Fibrosis Charity, all profits will benefit CF research.
"We are also asking for corporate, small business, civic group and personal sponsorships for the tournament," Nelson explained. "Any amount would mean a great deal."
For registration or sponsorship information, contact Dan Nelson at 355-5334.