Winston Churchill once said, “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” These words continue to be true at JHE, where giving back to both its internal and external family is the essence of its success.
In 2011, Golfing 4 Good was established to benefit members of the JHE family and local community who are dealing with adversity in their life. The successful 3-year-old tournament donates 100 percent of its proceeds to the selected beneficiary.
The 2013 beneficiary is Isabelle Ledford, mother-in-law of JHE employee Charlie Roberts, who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast and bone cancer earlier this year. An avid outdoorsman and chicken farmer by trade, Isabelle has been forced to completely adjust her life and reduce her time outdoors while undergoing chemotherapy. With these limitations on her livelihood, expensive medical bills have piled up quickly. JHE is aiming to raise funds to help ease the financial burden on Isabelle and her family during her recovery.
Previous beneficiaries include the father of JHE employee Kristin Thompson, John, in 2012 and the girlfriend of a JHE employee in 2011. In 2012, the JHE employees came together to raise more than $33,000 to benefit the Thompson family. The money was used to make John’s home wheelchair accessible after he survived a critical all-terrain vehicle accident leaving him with permanent brain damage, severely impaired motor skills and cognitive function. In 2011, a JHE employee’s girlfriend was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and didn’t have health insurance to help pay her bills. The JHE family created Golfing 4 Good and raised more than $31,000 to assist with her medical bills.
For the third year in a row, the tournament will be held at the Cabarrus Country Club at 3247 Weddington Road in Concord, N.C. The shotgun-style tournament will kick off at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. For questions on sponsorship or participation, contact Mary Griffin at email@example.com or 704.455.8888, ext. 1167.