Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Team McGladrey continues to prove that with the right team, anything's possible...

Team McGladrey Members Chris DiMarco, Natalie Gulbis and Zach Johnson continue to make us proud – both on and off the course. All three Team McGladrey members are big supporters of the community – so much so that we can’t highlight all of those activities here. Last week (Nov. 1 and 2), however, Chris DiMarco, along with “The First Lady of Golf” Nancy Lopez, co-hosted the Ninth Annual Norma DiMarco (named after Chris’ late mother) “Tee Up for Life” golf tournament. We wanted to share a few highlights from that special event event with you.

Tee Up for Life, held at the Country Club at Heathrow in Heathrow, Florida, supports Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (ROCK) and cancer research – a cause that’s near-and-dear to Chris’ heart after having lost his mother to the disease years ago.

RSM McGladrey and the New York Stock Exchange sponsor Tee Up for Life, and many other generous supporters contributed to the success of this year’s event by donating auction items and by bidding on those during the event’s live auction. This year’s auction raised about $312,000, bringing the grand total raised for ROCK and cancer research through Tee Up for Life activities to more than $4 million.

For RSM McGladrey Chief Business Process and Technology Officer Bob Gerardi, who participated in this year’s Tee Up for Life tournament, the event was especially meaningful. “I have participated in Tee Up for Life for the last four years, and this year was particularly poignant after having lost my dad to cancer in April,” said Gerardi. “I truly appreciate RSM McGladrey’s support of and involvement in this outstanding event, which raises money to fight cancer and make a positive impact in the lives of the innocent children afflicted with this cruel and indiscriminate disease.”

To learn more about Tee Up for Life, visit www.teeupforlife.com.