Meade Lexus of Southfield is once again lending a hand (and some luxury wheels) to raise money for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

For the fifth year in a row, Meade Lexus of Southfield will be sponsoring the ADA’s Swing Away Fore a Cure Golf Classic on June 28th at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak. Proceeds from the event go toward diabetes research, advocacy, and programs.

The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. According to its website, diabetes ranked seventh as a cause of death in the U.S. in 2006.  More than 23 million people have diabetes in the U.S. alone, with an additional 57 million having pre-diabetes--affecting approximately 8% of the population.

In the past five years, Meade Lexus of Southfield has helped the ADA raise more than $50,000.

“Every year, we see a great turnout of support from local golfers,” says Ken Meade, Owner of Meade Lexus of Southfield and Meade Lexus of Lakeside in Utica. “To know we can make a difference for a noteworthy organization such as the American Diabetes Association is incredibly rewarding and we’re honored to be a part of this.”

Something for golfers to look forward to is their chance to win the opportunity to enjoy a year of cruising around in luxury. Lexus will be offering a 12-month lease on its GX 460 as a hole-in-one prize at the event, in addition to inviting two players to participate in the 2010 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship by auction. The National Championship will take place December 8th-12th at Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, CA, where a $100,000 purse will be given to the winning participant’s charity. Golfers who fall short of sinking a hole-in-one or winning the auction item can instead get a complimentary Odyssey White Putter to practice their hole-in-ones for next year. Lexus will be giving away the putters upon completion of a test drive.

"Meade Lexus has been a huge contributor to the success of the ADA's Swing Away Fore A Cure Golf Classic, providing a unique experience to our guests and value that cannot be matched," says Nicki Regner, ADA's Manager of Special Events.

Diabetes is a disease that has no cure. Meade Lexus hopes others will join them in assisting the ADA in its pursuit of finding one.

For additional information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Kristina Reid at or (586) 803-6232.

Event at a Glance
Date: Monday, June 28th, 2010
Location: Red Run Golf Club, 2036 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073
Time: 10am-7:30pm
Registration: You can purchase tickets online HERE


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