DALLAS, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beryl Companies announced today that it raised more than $50,000 at the 4th Annual Barry Spiegelman Memorial Golf Classic and Reception & Fundraiser to support brain cancer research. Net proceeds from the events will go to Art of the Brain, which supports brain cancer research at UCLA's Neuro-Oncology program. The annual events are held in memory of Beryl co-founder Barry Spiegelman, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2005.
"Each year, the tournament and fundraiser brings greater awareness of brain cancer research to the Dallas/Fort Worth area," said Paul Spiegelman, founder and CEO of The Beryl Companies. "The surrounding communities gave generously through participation, donations and sponsorships." Spiegelman continued, "This event is a celebration of my brother's life and supports those who fight brain cancer and the hope they have because of important research conducted to find a cure."
The Golf Classic was held April 12, 2011 at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller, Tex. The Reception & Fundraiser event was held immediately following the tournament at the Hilton Southlake Hotel in Southlake, Tex.
The Beryl Companies is comprised of four businesses: two that focus on improving the patient experience in a variety of health care settings and two that focus on improving workplace culture and values-based business productivity. The Beryl Companies sees these activities and concepts as intrinsically linked. The Beryl Companies' foundational business, Beryl, is a technology-focused patient experience services company dedicated to improving relationships between healthcare providers and consumers. The Beryl Institute serves as the professional home for stakeholders who recognize that the patient experience is an essential element in the execution and evaluation of health care performance. Founded in 2009, The Circle is a training company that helps other businesses enhance employee engagement and develop more positive workplace cultures. The last firm, The Small Giants Community, is a global organization that brings together leaders who are focused on values-based business principles.
ABOUT ART OF THE BRAIN:
A nonprofit organization, the mission of Art of the Brain is to raise money for brain cancer research, raise public awareness, and spotlight the talent, strength and courage of brain cancer patients. Art of the Brain was founded by Judi Kaufman, an international community activist and a brain cancer survivor, and Dr. Timothy Cloughesy, director of the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program. Money raised through Art of the Brain has helped Dr. Cloughesy develop one of the premier research laboratories in the world, where he partners with neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists and cancer researchers to eradicate this often-fatal disease.