American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS)
is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization
headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The ACS has state divisions
and more than 3,400 local offices. The ACS is dedicated to
eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing
cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer,
through research, education, advocacy, and service. The ACS'
international mission concentrates on capacity building in
developing cancer societies and on collaboration with other
cancer-related organizations throughout the world in carrying
out shared strategic directions. This information and further
society details can be found at www.cancer.org.
Charity Golf Tournaments
LCS participates, sponsors and volunteers in a variety of
charity golf tournaments including those organized by SGS North
America, TPC Group and Searls Valley Minerals
Los Angeles Institute for Biomedical Research (LA BioMed)
As one of the nation’s largest independent nonprofit
biomedical research institutes, the Los Angeles Institute for
Biomedical Research (LA Biomed) focuses on their unique and
proven ability to translate discoveries into new approaches
to medical care and new treatments that can change lives. They
are also an excellent training ground for and a significant
provider of public health services to underserved individuals
in surrounding communities. This information and further details
about the institute can be found at www.labiomed.org.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society is a group
of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS
now, moving together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.
MS stops people from moving and they exist to make sure it
doesn't. They assist each person address the challenges of
living with MS through their 50-state network of chapters.
The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge
research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional
education, and providing programs and services that help people
with MS and their families move their lives forward. This information
and further society details can be found at www.nationalmssociety.org.
Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day,
everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization:
with nearly 4 million athletes in more than 170 countries
-- and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also
a global social movement.
Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities
discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our
athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the
playing field and in life. They also inspire people in
their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a
wider world of human talents and potential. This information
and additional organization information can be found at www.specialolympics.org..
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her
heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments,
and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking
of ways to make life better for other women battling breast
cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern
for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight.
Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed
to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister
that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the
global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more
than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s
largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists,
we’re working together to save lives, empower people,
ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the
cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the
Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and
generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow
supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit
funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
This information and additional foundation information can
be found at www.komen.org