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$210,000 raised for Brain Tumor Foundation for Children



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Brain tumor survivors Juan Nava, Ascher Shostak, Logan Setzer and Frederick Kunitz attend the silent auction event before playing together on a team in the JSL Charity Classic. Debbie Dement. (click for larger version)
May 28, 2014
WEST POINT, Ga. – Over $210,000 was recently raised at the 10th Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Classic to benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. From 2005-2014, J. Smith Lanier & Co. has raised over $1.8 million for the foundation.

The event was held at Chateau Elan Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Over 300 golfers from around the Southeast and 13 BTFC children and their families were on hand to play golf and meet the sponsors.

"J. Smith Lanier & Co. is honored to be the title corporate sponsor of the 10th Anniversary of the Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children," said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier. "The past ten years has been an amazing opportunity for all of our employees to help support this outstanding foundation. We would like to extend a special thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers. Since 2004, we have been able to help bring financial and emotional support to the families who are facing some of the most challenging moments in their lives."

Over the past decade, with the support of J. Smith Lanier & Co., the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children has grown from serving Georgia families only, to serving children and families throughout the southeast and, to a limited degree, in the New England area. Brain tumors are the leading cancer cause of death in children today.

"This charity event, and our partnership with J. Smith Lanier & Co., enables us to support hundreds of children and families each year in various significant ways. We are indeed grateful to all who make this event possible," said Mary Moore, executive director of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.

The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, established in 1983 to help families cope with this diagnosis, remains committed to continuing its work until such time that a cure is found. To learn more about the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children or to make a donation please visit www.braintumorkids.org or call 404-252-4107.

J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 550 employees in 19 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.

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