Bobby Jones' family and the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation recently presented a brand launch brunch at the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead to officially announce the formation of the Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation. Jones was diagnosed with syringomyelia and spent the last 25 years of his life with progressive paralysis. The new foundation is a national nonprofit committed to disseminating accurate and current information about the diagnosis, management and treatment of Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders. The event included appearances by Jones family members and local families affected by Chiari and syringomyelia, local Atlanta dignitaries and sports entertainers (including retired boxer Evander Holyfield and junior golf phenom Alexa Pano) and an adaptive golf cart demonstration. Following the brunch, the new foundation held its first official fundraising event, the Bobby Jones Classic, at East Lake Golf Club in DeKalb County.

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