Chris Piazzi is the Chair of the College of Lake County Foundation, President of the Mundelein Community Bank, and now a recipient of a dual kidney and liver transplant. A rare liver disease plagued Piazzi and after tests were done, he was told only a dual transplant would save is life.
Piazzi states while the education the College of Lake County Foundation gives is important, so is the knowledge given to him that life is fragile and how blessed he is due to the kindness of another.
The CLC determined that the 2017 Scholarship Golf Classic should honor Piazzi and what he has given to the foundation. In the 2015-2016 academic year the CLC improved the lives and education of 386 students by granting them more than $900,000 to better their futures with education. The tournament takes place June 12th, with the event beginning with a shot-gun start and 18-hole scramble and ending in cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an awards event. This event is sponsored by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, R.J. Galla Insurance Company, Legat Architects and several other contributors. The event will take place at the Ivanhoe Golf Club in Mundelein, Illinois.
The Canceer treatment Centers of America are located in Boca Raton, Florida, and consist of 5 for-profit hospitals that serve cancer patients across the United States. The CTCA was founded by Richard Stephenson due to the death of his mother and lack of treatment available to help her with her battle with cancer. Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, IL was the first of the 5 medical centers to open in the network, followed by centers in Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia. CTCA hospitals have earned the title of Full Standards Compliance from the Joint Commission, as well as accreditaion from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
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