Intel Corporation : McAfee Hosts First Annual Charity Golf Tournament
05/15/2012| 08:15am US/Eastern
Raises over $150,000 for The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life
McAfee, the world's largest dedicated security technology company, today
announced that its first annual McAfee Charity Golf Tournament generated
over $150,000 for The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center and The
American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Held on April 9, 2012, the
full-day event included a round of golf at the CordeValle Golf Resort in
San Martin, CA and a silent auction.
"McAfee is committed to protecting the online security and safety of
families, corporations and governments every day. We're proud to extend
this commitment to support our philanthropic efforts by launching the
first annual charity golf tournament to support The Parkinson's
Institute and Clinical Center and The American Cancer Society Relay For
Life," said Todd Gebhart, co-president at McAfee. "These causes are
especially dear to McAfee since many of our associates have been
affected either personally, or through a close friend or family member,
by these terrible diseases."
"We at The Parkinson's Institute were honored to be selected as a
beneficiary by McAfee for their inaugural Charity Golf Tournament," said
J. William Langston, M.D., chief executive officer at The Parkinson's
Institute. "A great company choosing a great cause to do genuine good in
our community is a win-win in the best sense of the term. We thank
everyone at McAfee for their support."
"Through this generous donation, McAfee is making a real difference in
the fight against cancer. Like so many other businesses, McAfee, has
felt the agonizing effects of cancer -- the loss of colleagues,
employees and customers to the disease," said Allison Langston, Relay
For Life Manager. "We are ever so grateful and sincerely thankful to
Todd Gebhart, Mike DeCesare, Steve Petracca and the entire McAfee team.
Your passion and enormous compassion over these past few months are
cause for celebration and the reason lives are being saved. Your support
enables the American Cancer Society to fight for every birthday
threatened by every cancer, in every community through research,
education, advocacy and service."
"Thanks to the generous support of our partners and employees, we raised
over $150,000 for two incredible foundations," said Gebhart. "I want to
thank the more than one hundred partners and employees who gave so
generously to help us assist these lifesaving efforts."
"As a McAfee partner, we are proud to support and be part of their
annual charity golf tournament," said Chris Ball, senior vice president
and general manager at SAP North America. "It was a great opportunity to
bring together Silicon Valley companies to support a common cause -
fighting Parkinson's and cancer. These are two diseases that affect
every community and we know the money raised will make a difference."
"Jabil believes in giving back to the communities we work in and we are
always looking for ways to contribute," said Jim Luginbill, vice
president of Global Business Units at Jabil. "Being able to partner with
a company like McAfee to support The American Cancer Society and The
Parkinson's Institute is perfect for us. McAfee and these organizations
are class acts and we appreciate the opportunity to work with them."
A sincere thank you to all of McAfee's Corporate Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors: Adobe, Dell, Jabil, SAP, and Stan Slap
Gold Sponsors: Lenovo and Wrecking Ball Inc.
Silver Sponsors: AMAX Information Technologies, Autonomy,
Catapult, Cognizant, Kelly Services, H30 Communications/Atomic, HCL, JJ
Langhart Foundation, MC2, Net Optics Inc., and SCMC!!
McAfee plans to hold the second annual McAfee Charity Golf Tournament
on April 18th, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Half
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), is
the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee
delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure
systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world, allowing users
to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more
securely. Backed by its unrivaled Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee
creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the
public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance
with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify
vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.
McAfee is relentlessly focused on constantly finding new ways to keep
our customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
About the Charities
Based in Sunnyvale, The Parkinson's Institute is focused on
caring for patients with Parkinson's disease and researching the causes
of and new treatments for the disease. By aligning patient care with
science--all under one roof--the Institute brings about better research,
better treatments, and better medicine for all who have Parkinson's.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to preventing cancer, saving
lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research,
education, advocacy, and service. Relay For Life, the Society's
signature event, is a 24-hour community celebration to honor cancer
survivors, remember loved ones lost, and empower our community to fight
Christopher Fucanan, 415-618-8808
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