Approximately 10 years ago, the members of Devils Ridge Golf Club realized the need to give back to the community. Both the Ladies and the Men’s Golf Associations have actively pursued their love for golf with their desire to give back.
The Devils Ridge Charity Golf Classic run by the Devils Ridge Men’s Golf Association (MGA) raised $29,000 last year with all the funds going directly to support local families dealing with Alzheimer’s. Working with Alzheimer’s of North Carolina, the monies are used for research and patient and care giver assistance here within the state. This year’s tournament will be held Wednesday, September 17th, with a goal of raising over $40,000 to assist those in need here in our own community of greater Wake County. Past major sponsors, Rex Healthcare, United Airlines, Carolina Hurricanes, John Deere and Edward Jones help provide a foundation for the tournament’s goals, but more sponsors are needed. The tournament offers a wide array of sponsorship levels , including major sponsorship levels, hole sponsorships, special event sponsors and contributions for our silent auction and/or raffle.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that impacts over 5 million families, with loved ones often lost to us even though they are still with us. Moreover, women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis.
Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease – 3.2 million – are women;
Women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer;
More than 3 in 5 unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers are women – and there are 2.5 more women than men who provide on-duty care 24-hours a day for someone with Alzheimer’s;
In 2013, 15.5 million family and friends provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care to those with
Alzheimer’s and other dementias: care valued at $220.2 billion.
Alzheimer’s disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
The Devils Ridge MGA support of those afflicted with Alzheimer’s is based on members’ personal experience and the knowledge of the risk for both men and women that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia presents to our community. To fight this dreaded disease, they now hold the Devils Ridge Charity Golf Classic to benefit Alzheimer’s North Carolina, an organization focused on the needs of North Carolina patients and caregivers as they battle this disease. When you consider the statistics of Alzheimer’s disease, you can see their decision to join in this fight was an easy one.
With the money raised by this tournament, the total raised by the men and women of Devils Ridge will exceed $500,000. If you would like to help in Devils Ridge’s tradition of giving, please see the contact information below:
Devils Ridge Charity Golf Classic – contact Cary Ludwig at email@example.com or 919-557-7254.