On September 22nd, 2016, Josh Lamascus and his family held the 7th annual Century 21 Charity Golf Tournament benefitting FARA, in Fontana, California. Josh explains, “when I was diagnosed, we were hit with a wave of emotion and we didn’t know what to do. My dad called our family friend, Julio Cardenas. Julio runs a Century 21 office in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and they had held an annual golf fundraiser. My dad asked Julio if he would be willing to change the beneficiary of the golf tournament to FARA. Julio happily obliged and that’s how we ended up here.”
The tournament was a great success again this year, and raised over $25,000 for FARA. There were over 150 golfers, and 200 guests for the dinner part of the evening. The dinner included a raffle, a live auction, a couple speakers, and many other fun events. The two speakers were Kyle Bryant and Josh. The crowd responded greatly to both speeches with standing ovations. Kyle spoke about a ride in which he was facing a daunting hill. He then compared that hill to the battle that we face as members of the FA community: we face the challenge head on and we’re not going to stop until we overcome it.
To date, Josh and his family have raised over $150,000 for Friedreich’s Ataxia research through this tournament. The event is held on a Thursday in late September each year at Sierra Lakes Golf Course in Fontana, California. Josh says, “we are lucky enough to have the support of Julio Cardenas and the rest of the Century 21 King family.”