Golf tournament benefiting leukemia patients May 5

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Elise Reinfeldt

NASHVILLE, TN, April 23, 2008 —** Elise Reinfeldt, daughter of Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt, is asking fans to join her in supporting a special golf tournament honoring children battling leukemia/lymphoma. The golf tournament will be held on Monday, May 5 at the Governors Club in Brentwood, Tenn. Registration for the four-person scramble begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. Start time is at 12:30 p.m. and a special reception will be held at the conclusion of the tournament. The $200 entry fee will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (download signup form - PDF document).
 
Titans players confirmed in the tournament to date include quarterback Vince Young, safety Chris Hope and linebacker David Thornton. In addition, Sarah Stone of ABC's "The Bachelor" will be on hand.

In July 2006, Elise was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a blood cancer that is the most common type of cancer in children under age 15. After failing two rounds of chemotherapy, she underwent radiation treatment and received blood transfusions to save her life. But the cancer was so aggressive that Elise required an immediate bone marrow transplant. Doctors quickly found a match, and on Nov. 17, 2006, Elise received a successful bone marrow transplant. Her one year check-up revealed the cancer is gone.

Now, Elise is doing everything she can to help others from suffering. She has been involved in numerous community events, including blood donation drives and various fundraisers aimed at helping others beat the deadly disease.

Elise, along with her bone marrow donor, will serve as hostesses at the golf tournament.

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Elise (left) pictured with her father, mother and brother at LP Field during aTitans game last season.

"First, I want to thank everyone for all of their support and encouragement I have received throughout my illness," said Elise. "The emotional and financial strain a disease of this magnitude places on families is tremendous, but there are plenty of ways people can help. This is your chance to play on one of Nashville's most exclusive and private courses, all while supporting a great cause."

All funds raised from the tournament will go toward patient care, research and/or building. For those who can't participate in the tournament, donations can still be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Click HERE to download a golf tournament signup form (PDF document)

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