Columbia’s Chairman and CEO, Bruce Gordon, chaired and participated in the annual Scleroderma Foundation New England (SFNE) Charity Golf Tournament for the 15th year in a row. Together in partnership David Rosenberg from Prime Motor Group and Marie Coyle Founder of SFNE, Bruce has been heading this successful charity event since its inception.
The annual golf charity classic raised over $180,000, to support SFNE’s mission to addresses the challenges of people diagnosed with the rare autoimmune disease of scleroderma.
“It was truly rewarding to step on to the golf course for the 15th year in a row to support the Scleroderma Foundation Annual Charity Golf Classic,” said Bruce Gordon. “It is inspiring working with this important organization and caring group. I look forward to reaching our goal of raising two million dollars for scleroderma research over the next year,” Bruce added.
Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease for which there is neither a known cause nor cure. Affecting approximately 300,000 people nationally, scleroderma (which literally translates as “hard skin”) is the overproduction of collagen which hardens the skin and sometimes internal organs, resulting in a potentially life threating condition.