*Dinner and prize raffle after tournament*
In Honor of Blake Aaronson
At six weeks old, Blake was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Anti-trypsin deficiency (Alpha-1). Alpha-1 occurs when there is a lack of a protein in the blood called alpha-1 anti-trypsin, or AAT. AAT, the alpha-1 protein, is mainly produced by the liver. The main function of AAT is to protect the lungs from inflammation caused by infection and inhaled irritants such as tobacco smoke. Right now, Blake’s AAT is not able to be released from his liver which causes liver damage.
Currently, Blake is seen by GI (Gastroenterology) every six months at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to make sure his liver function stays stable. People with Alpha-1 may remain healthy throughout their lives. Early diagnosis and avoiding risk factors, such as cigarette smoking, can help prevent Alpha-1 from causing severe liver and lor lung disease.
An estimated 19 million people in the United States are “carriers” of the Alpha-1 gene, which can be passed to their children. About “1″ in every 2,500 Americans has Alpha-1. Many people don’t know they have it and are often diagnosed with asthma or Chronic 0bstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Golf Tournament Registration Information:
Sponsors will benefit by recognition at various locations on the golf course. Location and size of sign will vary by sponsorship selected.
Event Sponsorship Available
|Title Sponsor||$2,500 (Details available upon request)|
|Beverage Stand - Sponsor (4)||
$500 — X-Large Sign — Sponsor has option to provide attendant's shirt with logo
|Putting Contest — Sponsor (1)||
$300 — 1 Large Sign
|Driving Range — Sponsor (1)||$300 — 1 Large Sign|
|Tee Box — Sponsor (18)||$250 — 1 Large Sign|
|Individual Player||$100 — Includes driving range, putting green, golf w/cart, dinner and raffle.|