TCL North America has announced that it will strengthen its support of the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), an organization that helps underserved families navigate their child’s journey with cancer, as the title sponsor of ENF’s first annual golf tournament in Orange County, CA – Golf4Hope. Through its TCL Cares initiative and in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, TCL will raise funds in the weeks leading up to the Golf4Hope event on Oct. 23 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club.
Golf4Hope is ENF’s inaugural golf tournament benefiting its “Ride With Emilio” program in Orange County, which provides free transportation to underserved families who have children diagnosed with cancer. The fundraiser, presented by TCL, will include golf, lunch, raffle prizes, a silent auction and banquet with proceeds supporting the foundation’s flagship program to ensure that no child misses a cancer treatment due to a lack of transportation. Individual admission is $300 while a group of four costs $1,200, and sponsorship opportunities are still available at www.golfhope.org.
“ENF does amazing work and continues to make such a huge impact on these deserving families. Fortunately, I lead a dedicated team of employees who stand behind our TCL Cares initiative wholeheartedly. TCL North America, along with our business partners and personal contacts, raised more than $70,000 in cash last September to help ENF deliver on their mission of helping families dealing with childhood cancer and now we’re raising the bar even higher,” said Chris Larson, senior vice president, TCL. “As a longtime supporter of ENF, getting involved with Golf4Hope is a way for us to elevate our efforts in spreading awareness… It’s been a uniquely challenging year for everyone, but it has also been a great reminder of the wonders that can be accomplished when people come together and give back to the community.”
The primary mission of ENF is to provide transportation for underserved families, ensuring that they can get to treatments and back home safely, as a child with a compromised immune system takes tremendous risks using the public transportation options typically available to their families. “Ride With Emilio” has earned national recognition from President Barack Obama and was included in the 2011 U.S. Surgeon General’s National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship report. Since then, ENF services have grown to include Emilio’s Nutritional Snack Bags, Family Resource Centers, Creating for Hope: therapeutic knitting and sewing programs, as well as End of Life Child and Family Care. For more information on the foundation, please visit ENFHope.org.