Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation fundraiser

Larry Lohr’s second annual memorial golf outing benefiting the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) will be held Friday, May 18, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. A course sponsor includes one foursome package, the name displayed on a corporate banner and an on-course sign at a cost of $420.

A tee sponsor includes a one-man package with a sign at a tee for $140. A breakfast sponsor includes a sign at the breakfast table for $120. A golfer’s package, which includes a round of golf with a cart, is available for $90.

Donations of any amount can be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

The schedule of events is as follows:

– 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., registration/continental breakfast.
– 9 a.m., shotgun start.

Complimentary beverages will be served on the golf course. A steak dinner will be served after the golf outing has been completed.

Prizes will be given away.

Prize sponsors also are needed. Donations of golf balls, golf bag items, gift certificates and any other prizes are welcome. Names will be viewed at the breakfast table.

Lohr died two years ago of mesothelioma, an aggressive, severely painful cancer, most often related to asbestos exposure. It invades the lining of the lungs, heart or stomach until it destroys vital organ.

For decades, research to cure the disease was neglected, and those it afflicted were ignored. Currently, available treatments usually have only a limited effect, and prognosis is very poor.

After diagnosis, the life span is usually only four to 24 months on average.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the national non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease.

Anyone who would like more information about the disease is asked to contact the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation at 805-560-8942 or visit http://www.marf.org.

Reservations for the golf outing must be made by Monday, April 30. Make checks payable to the Larry Lohr Memorial Golf Outing. They can be sent to Lohr’s daughter, Cindy H. Jesso, 366 Mt. Joy Road, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666.

For more information about the golf outing, call Jesso at 724-547-5427.

The Herald Standard 2007

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