Hotels.com Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament Returns for Third Year
Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
DALLAS –October 17, 2014 –Hotels.com® announced today that the third annual Fairway to Wellness Golf Tournament, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association, will take place at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas on Wednesday, October 29th.
Amateur golfers will join Hotels.com for a friendly team golf competition to help spread awareness about diabetes, cancer, and deadly childhood illnesses. Through generous support from Hotels.com vendors, partners and affiliates, more than $300,000 in net proceeds has been raised for participating charities since Fairway to Wellness launched three years ago. .
“Hotels.com has a personal connection to building awareness and raising funds to beat diabetes, cancer and childhood illnesses,” said Neha Parikh, VP and general manager of Hotels.com North America. “Fairway to Wellness is the ultimate event for us to give back to these causes and bring together a community of like-minded partners to help with the cause.”
The tournament began in 2012 as the brainchild of two Hotels.com employees who have been affected by cancer and diabetes. Employees from the Hotels.com North America headquarters in Dallas will volunteer in organizing the event.
Sponsors include: HotelPlanner.com (Headliner), AppLovin, CJ Affiliate by Conversant, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Criteo, Fetch, TapCommerce, a Twitter Company, Tapjoy, TripAdvisor, TubeMogul, Assembly, Facebook, Havas Media, RadiumOne, Triggit, Union, AOL, energi PR, HookLogic, Tapad, Finn Partners and Rocket Fuel.
To find out how you can support the cause, please visit the Hotels.com Fairway to Wellness Facebook page and tweet with #F2W via @Hotelsdotcom.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345or visit www.cancer.org/fight
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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