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HFSC Statement: Travelers Championship Names ALS Clinic at Hospital for Special Care as Primary Beneficiary in 2016

February 11, 2016

HFSC Statement of Appreciation
Feb. 11. 2016

The Travelers Championship today announced that the ALS Clinic at the Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) will be the primary beneficiary of the August 2016 tournament http://travelerschampionship.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-Travelers-Championship-ALS-Announcement_links.pdf.

“We are grateful to have the support of the Travelers Championship and Travelers Chairman Jay Fishman,” said HFSC President and Chief Executive Officer Lynn Ricci. “Funds donated by this effort will be used to further expand our research and clinical trials work to individuals and families facing ALS.”

Each year, HFSC cares for more than 250 Connecticut residents with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscle. Last August, Travelers Chairman Jay Fishman disclosed that he had been diagnosed with the disease.

HFSC is the only facility in Connecticut that is part of the ALS Association’s national network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence, and it is also certified by the Muscular Dystrophy Association for ALS care. The ALS Clinic at HFSC manages one of the largest research and clinical trial programs for ALS in New England.

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