The Big House Big Heart Run
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2007
Description: The race starts and finishes at the University of Michigan’s famous football stadium--The Big House. It is the largest stadium in the country seating over 107,000 spectators. This chip-timed 5K starts in the parking lot east of The Big House and the run takes you through the University of Michigan’s beautiful campus with a spectacular finish--a run through the Big House tunnel and onto the field. You’ll finish on the 50 yard line and watch yourself on the Big House Big Screen! Running Fit will donate a portion of your entry to U-M C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women's Hospital and to ALS research at The University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery.
The 6th Annual EWGA - PNR&D Charity Classic Golf Outing
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2007
Description: The Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) closes their
season with the EWGA - PNR&D Charity Classic Golf Outing. The day's
events include 18 holes of championship golf, a silent auction and an
evening reception. This outing is open to both men and women and will be
held at the Beacon Hill Golf Club beginning at 11:00am. RSVP by
September 19, 2007.
Thanks for the Hospitality!
Our thanks to the following friends for hosting events in support of the PNR&D:
Mr. Alfred Taubman of Bloomfield, MI hosted a dinner on October 11 at his home in New York . Mr. Taubman introduced his friends to Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. and the opportunities to support her research. Mr. Taubman continuous to ensure excellence in the field of Medicine through his generosity to the University of Michigan.
Ms. Florine Mark of Farmington Hills, MI hosted a reception on December 7 at her private residence in Farmington Hills. The reception introduced Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. and the philanthropic opportunities associated with her research. Ms. Mark is the CEO of WeightWatchers and a longtime supporter of the PNR&D.
The Beringea Event
Beringea, an international private equity and investment banking firm, hosted a get-together in honor of Dr. Eva Feldman. The event which took place on November 17, 2004, was a forum to inform invited guests of the research efforts being made by Dr. Feldman and her research team to cure debilitating diseases like Lou Gehrig’s and the complications of Diabetes.
The get-together was also a means to inspire support for the fight against these diseases. Special thanks to the generous efforts of Mr. Charles Rothstein, Senior Managing Director & Founder, and Ms. Kelly O'Donnell, Director of Marketing and Communications, as well as the rest of our friends at Beringea, the evening was a great success.
Executive Woman's Golf Association Metro Detroit Chapter
September 18, 2006, EWGAMD hosted the annual Season Finale and Charity Fund Raiser event at the Links at Whitmore Lake Golf Course. It was a beautiful fall day, and we would like to thank all participants and silent auction donors for making this a great event! As a result of the event and the auction following golf, EWGAMD was able to donate $1,845 to the Program for Understanding Neurological Disease – PFUND. In the four years that EWGAMD has been holding this fundraiser; they have contributed over $5,000 to this effort.
In addition to the donation to PFUND, the EWGAMD chapter donated the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund via the Red Cross. Many thanks to Dr. Andrea Vincent, winner of the 50/50 raffle who graciously donated her winnings back to the relief fund as well!
Pepsi-Cola Invitational Charity Golf Tournament 2005
On August 8, 2005, the PFUND organization and Pepsi hosted the annual Invitational Charity Golf Outing at the University of Michigan Golf course in Ann Arbor , Michigan. It was a beautiful day, and we would like to thank all participants and donors for making this a great event! The Pepsi Bottling Group donated $6000 to PFUND with additional monies collected throughout the day from various contests among the participants.
Executive Women's Golf Association of Metro Detroit/Golf Outing Benefit 2004
September 26 , 2004, the last beautiful day of the golf season, PFUND and the Executive Women's Golf Association of Metro Detroit once again teamed up to host the 3rd Annual EWGA charity golf outing to support ALS and Diabetes research. The outing was held at the Salem Hills Golf Club in Northville. Golf was followed by dinner and a silent auction. As a token of appreciation for attending and supporting the cause, each participant received a door prize. The event proved to be a great success, raising a total of $2400, which is double the amount from last year, all in support of research conducted by the PFUND. The EWGA and PFUND are grateful to the sponsors from the Pepsi Bottling Group, Ford, and Lincoln Mercury for contributing to the success of the event.
Pepsi-Cola Invitational Charity Golf Tournament 2004
June 7, 2004, the PFUND organization and Pepsi partnered up to host Pepsi’s annual Invitational Charity Golf Outing at the University of Michigan Golf course in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Pepsi Bottling Group donated $5000 to PFUND with additional monies collected throughout the day from various contests among the participants adding up to $13,500. The Golf tournament was Pepsi’s way of furthering a worthwhile cause and giving back to the community.
Executive Women's Golf Association of Metro Detroit/Benefit 2003
September 21, 2003 the PFUND organization and the Executive Women's Golf Association of Metro Detroit teamed up to host the 2 nd Annual EWGA golf benefit for the Program for Understanding Neurological Diseases. The outing was held at the Lake Forest Golf Club in Ann Arbor . The event, which was a great success, raised $1000 in support of research conducted by PFUND.
4TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK 2006 Results
To raise funds and awareness for Diabetes research
On Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 in Ann Arbor, the renowned marathon runner Bill Rodgers, a four-time winner of both the New York City and Boston marathons, 1976 Olympian and member of the U.S. Track & Field Hall of Fame joined the marathon fight against diabetes, by acting as master of ceremonies for our fourth annual Race for Reason. The five-kilometer walk and run raised money for University of Michigan diabetes research. The event boasted of some 500 participants that gathered at Ingalls Mall at the heart of the U-M campus, near the Burton Tower and Michigan League for a run and walk that went through the beautiful woods and gardens of the U-M Nichols Arboretum. The event concluded with awards and refreshments for the participants.
PFUND Walk 2005 – STEPPING TOWARDS A CURE FOR ALS
The PFUND hosted its third annual 5K walk, Saturday, Oct. 1 in the beautiful Gallup Park. New this year, the PFUND sold Paws for a Cure, paw-shaped prints depicting the purchaser's name, at area Hiller's Markets before the event. This year’s walk was a great success. The initial tally suggested the PFUND raised at least $15,000 for ALS. A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave a “challenge grant” to match the monies raised. It is because of your participation that we were able to reach this goal - - and on behalf of not only the PFUND scientists, but the patients who are cared for in our ALS clinic, we are all deeply grateful.
Pepsi & Hiller’s Foundation presents the second Annual PFUND walk/run
On October 2, 2004 PFUND held its second annual 5k walk/run at Mitchell Field & Gallup Park in corporation with Pepsi and Hiller’s Foundation. The event was a success despite the early morning rain and had about 300 people either walk or run. The route, which began at Mitchell Field, proceeded around the beautiful Gallup Park and ended once more at Mitchell Field, where there were refreshments for the participants as well as the opportunity to converse with a few of Michigan’s top doctors about some of the most prevalent neurological diseases.
First Annual PFUND Walk/Run 2003 presented by Hiller's Foundation
October 4, 2003 the PFUND organization held its first annual walk/run at the Michigan Track & Field. The event saw the likes of 200 runners/walkers, who received a T-shirt for their participation. The participants were also able to converse with some of Michigan 's top doctors about some of the most prevalent neurological diseases.