Charity Golf Tournament Raises $550,000+ For Comfort Zone Camp

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Charity Golf Tournament Raises $550,000+ For Comfort Zone Camp

Richmond, VA-August 1, 2012- Comfort Zone Camp was this year’s beneficiary of the Charles Lafitte Foundation’s Annual Charity Golf Classic, held on July 31, 2012 at the prestigious Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, NJ. Funds raised through the tournament were matched dollar for dollar by The Charles Lafitte Foundation, founded by Jeffrey and Suzanne Citron in 1999, bringing the total raised for the nonprofit organization to more than $550,000.

“We are so grateful for the support of the Charles Lafitte Foundation and the Citron family,” said Comfort Zone CEO Lloyd Osgood. “It is our mission to provide children with the support and tools they need to grieve, heal and grow in healthy ways. With this gift, we will honor the foundation’s goal to nurture vulnerable children and help them thrive.”

The day’s festivities included a speech by previous Comfort Zone camper, 11 year-old Olivia, who stated that for children who are struggling after a loss, “Comfort Zone Camp is simply the best place on Earth. It is the only place where I can be surrounded by people in the same situation as me – trying to make sense of such a huge loss in our lives and learning how to deal with the confusing emotions that never seem to end.”

About Comfort Zone Camp

Founded in 1998 in Richmond, VA, Comfort Zone Camp offers free grief resources, resilience training and ongoing support to children who have suffered the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Comfort Zone programs are designed to focus on the strengths of each individual child, and to empower children to grieve, heal and grow in healthy ways. Comfort Zone also owns and operates HelloGrief.org, an online grief and bereavement resource for all who need grief support, and a secure online network on which approved members may create communities and lend/receive support from their peers 24/7.  To learn more about Comfort Zone, visit www.comfortzonecamp.org.

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives.  The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research and issues and the arts.  The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations.

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