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Brain Injury Association Golf Outing

ARDS Foundation

Geleerd Memorial Invitational

Brain Injury Association of Illinois

The Brain Injury Association of Illinois is a not-for-profit, statewide membership organization comprised of people with brain injuries, family members, friends and professionals. The Brain Injury Association of Illinois is part of a network of brain injury associations across the United States, and is a subsidiary of the national Brain Injury Association, Inc. founded in 1980. The Brain Injury Association of Illinois is the only organization in Illinois serving individuals with traumatic brain injuries, their families and professionals who treat them and is dedicated to providing information, advocacy, and support. Guy Delson Geleerd, Jr. has supported the Brain Injury Association of Illinois through his participation as a Sponsor of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois annual golf event.

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Foundation

The ARDS Foundation is a Global Not for Profit Organization of individuals who have been personally affected by acute respiratory distress syndrome. It's mission is to raise awareness, increase education, and assist in funding medical research while providing a forum for all of those in the ARDS Community. Guy Delson Geleerd, Jr. has supported the ARDS Foundation through fundraising. Mr. Geleerd recently attended the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in San Diego, CA. Mr. Geleerd works with internal medicine increasing awareness of acute respiratory distress syndrome in working diagnosis of respiratory symptoms.

The Jimmy V Foundation

Don't Give Up . . . Don't Ever Give Up! @7

Serving as the heartbeat of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, formed by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993, his words throughout the ESPY speech inspire millions to get involved. After being diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 46, Jim dreamed of finding cures for cancer. As a cancer patient, Jim recognized the need to invest in young physicians and scientists to help establish their careers. Addressing the need to help early-career cancer investigators develop into promising research talents was the first goal of The Foundation. The V Scholar concept was developed in 1994 to address that need. Today, this highly respected award is eagerly sought by young physicians and scientists at the nation's leading cancer centers. In 2001, eight years after his death, The V Foundation announced its Translational Research Grants, designed to accelerate laboratory findings with the goal of benefiting patients more quickly. The V Foundation has awarded more than $130 million to more than 120 facilities nationwide and proudly awards 100% of direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, The Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The V Foundation has a strong presence in the scientific community, and it is guided by an elite, all-volunteer Scientific Advisory Committee, that recommends the research projects funded. The Committee is comprised of top physicians and research scientists from prominent universities and cancer centers throughout the country. Mr. Geleerd has been a Chicago Group Board Member since 2012. Along with The Guy D. Geleerd Foundation founders, James AJake@ Geleerd, Julie Geleerd Moss and their mother, Judith Geleerd, the Geleerd Family through its Foundation has helped raise over a half million dollars for lung cancer research.

The Guy D. Geleerd Foundation

Since 1996 there has been one staple to the Glencoe Golf Club and for the last two years Twin Orchard Country Club. It's the annual Guy Geleerd Memorial Invitational. The tournament is played in honor of Guy Geleerd who passed away due to lung cancer. His son, Jake, has been the organizer of this event since it's inception. The community gathers as a tribute for his father, who was an avid golfer. Guy's three children, Guy Jr., Jake and Julie, along with Guy's widow, Judy, fondly remember Guy getting up as early as 5 a.m. to go play golf every weekend at Glencoe Golf Club. Guy taught the game to Jake who is now a top amateur player. The event has raised more than half a million dollars towards lung cancer research at the University of Chicago. It's also become an annual event where the whole family and community is involved.

There are an estimated 226,160 new lung cancer cases each year and 28% of all cancer deaths have been linked from lung cancer. The Geleerd Family's event helps find a cure for this terrible disease.

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