DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its legacy of giving, Hotels.com® today announced the fourth annual Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament with take place on Wednesday, October 14 at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. Benefactors this year include St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.
Amateur golfers will join Hotels.com for a friendly team golf competition to help spread awareness about diabetes, cancer and childhood illnesses. Through generous support from Hotels.com vendors, partners and affiliates, nearly $300,000 has been donated to the participating charities since Fairway to Wellness launched four years ago.
"With a mission to break our previous Fairway to Wellness fundraising record, we invited our vendor partners and employees from around the globe to participate this year," said Josh Belkin, VP and general manager, North America for Hotels.com. "Many of our Dallas and global employees and partners have personal connections to these worthwhile charities so we're working hard to help raise awareness and funds to strengthen their efforts where they're needed most."
The tournament began in 2012 as the brainchild of two Hotels.com brand employees who have been affected by cancer and diabetes. Employees from the Hotels.com North America headquarters in Dallas volunteer in organizing the event.
Headline through Bronze level sponsors include: HotelPlanner.com (Headliner); Salesforce (Platinum) Adobe, Assembly, Ebates, CJ Affiliate by Conversant, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Criteo, PromoCodesForYou.com and TripAdvisor (Gold); AppLovin, MasterCard, RetailMeNot, TubeMogul, and World Wide Technology/Cisco (Silver); CashStar, ClickTripz, EPAM, Facebook, SiteSpect, Tapad, and Woven (Bronze).
To find out how you can support the cause, please visit www.Fairway2Wellness.com, follow us on Facebook and tweet with #F2W via @Hotelsdotcom.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/fight
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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