TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Adam Cleveland, age nine, was born with no immune system and was successfully treated with a Bone Marrow Transplant at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (commonly called Bubble Boy Disease) occurs when an infant is born with a missing or a defective immune system. At the age of 18 months, Adam was diagnosed with a life threatening Primary Immunodeficiency Disease and was immediately put into reverse isolation. He was treated with a bone marrow transplant from a donor. His parents, Blair and Carol Cleveland say "it was a long road to recovery and it's not quite over yet, but Adam now goes to school and has friends and birthday parties just like every other child"
Blair and Carol Cleveland wanted to "give something back" and approached the Canadian Immunodeficiency Society to benefit from a golf tournament. Blair and Carol Cleveland say "we liked the efforts of the CI Society to raise awareness of this disease and funds for research" and "we want to help promote early diagnosis to save more lives." The CI Society is a national registered charity that provides patient support, education and research into a cure for Primary Immunodeficiency Disease.
Primary Immunodeficiency Disease is estimated to affect 13,000 Canadians and is comprised of over 150 different forms ranging in severity recognized by the World Health Organization.
In its third year, Adam's Game Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, September 30, at Lionhead Golf and Country Club, 8525 Mississauga Road (just north of Steeles).
The day's schedule:
11:00 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction & Raffles
Adam's Game Golf Classic webpage can be found at www.cisociety.com
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