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Duty Free Americas and the Falic Family Foundation Host Golf and Tennis Charity Event That Raises $325,000 for NF Research

By February 1, 2019February 6th, 2024Awareness, NF2-SWN, Story of NF, Ways to Give

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is exceptionally thankful for the generous support of Duty Free Americas and the Falic Family Foundation through their successful golf and tennis charity tournament held in Miami this week. Under sunny skies and with the participation of an enthusiastic and big-hearted crowd, over $325,000 was raised to support our mission to fund critical NF research, with more donations expected to come in following the event. We are particularly grateful for the leadership in this effort shown by Simon Falic, Jerome Falic, and Leon Falic and the entire Falic family.

Photo courtesy Gabe Groisman

On hand to accept the check on behalf of the Foundation was our 2019 NF Ambassador McKinnon Galloway who spoke touchingly about being diagnosed with NF2 at the age of 16, how it continues to impact her life, and the critical importance of research. “This pain motivated me to share my story. I can lose my hearing, sight, balance, and I know my life is on the line…. Your donations allow the Foundation to develop treatments to allow me to stand before you.”

Photo courtesy The Moodie Davitt Report

Photo courtesy the Children’s Tumor Foundation

We wholeheartedly thank Duty Free Americas, the Falic Family Foundation and all those who participated at this great event for their kind generosity and their belief in the work of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of all those who live with NF.

Read more about the 5th annual DFA Golf and Tennis Tournament from The Moodie Davitt Report.