More than 300 golfers will raise funds for the Tourette Syndrome Association at the JLL Golf Classic
JLL is sponsoring the 19th annual JLL Golf Classic, which will be hosted on Monday, Sept. 29 by the national Tourette Syndrome Association. More than 300 golfers will attend the fundraising event at the Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Avenue in Rye, N.Y.
The firm has sponsored the JLL Golf Classic since 2007 and raised more than $3.5 million for the TSA. The event draws hundreds of people who buy sponsorships ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to play golf at one of Westchester Country Club’s two 18-hole golf courses, including the club’s championship West Course.
Craig Carton, co-host of the popular “Boomer and Carton in the Morning” WFAN radio program, who also lives with Tourette’s, will be part of a foursome and speak at the event’s dinner.
“Even though Tourette Syndrome affects up to one in 100 people, it is still so often misdiagnosed and misunderstood,” said Raymond Quartararo, vice chairman, with JLL.
“Because TS does not typically draw the same kind of funding levels that other disorders attract, the money raised at the JLL Golf Classic significantly contributes to helping the TSA continue its mission.”
The JLL Golf Classic is one of four major events held by the national TSA each year. It has been highly successful over the past decade, raising funds for the TSA in its mission to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome.
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Tourette Syndrome is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting). Non-tic features, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties often develop in affected individuals. Symptoms in TS and Tic Disorders can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life. While some treatments are available for people with TS and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent, medications are often ineffective and there are no cures. It is increasingly being recognized that tics occur more frequently than previously thought. Indeed, prevalence studies show that up to 1 in 100 children in the U.S. have TS or another Tic Disorder.