What is Team Lauren?
Team Lauren was established on what would have been Lauren’s 25th birthday, October 20, 2007. Her dad, Mark, wanted to celebrate her life by playing golf with some friends. Thirty-seven friends and family members joined Mark on that day, intent on remembering Lauren and raising money for the research of epilepsy. Lauren’s family decided to continue the tradition, and since then the event has grown to what it is today.
We will be teein’ it up for a cure once again this year and hope to exceed last year’s great success! This day will include filling the course with 144 golfers, a buffet dinner, raffles, prizes and a helicopter golf ball drop. This day will be fun-filled and action-packed, and most importantly, will continue to contribute funds to the cause.
Team Lauren is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supported by the generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations.
Federal Tax ID Number: 46-0669632
After holding the golf tournament for five years and donating in excess of $60,000 to CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy), we decided to incorporate our own non-profit organization, Team Lauren.
We wanted to be able to see our fundraising at work, and decided to purchase seizure alert/response dogs, and have been working with an organization called Service Dogs for Independence, founded by Elizabeth Morris, in Tucson, Arizona.
These therapy dogs are trained to recognize a seizure and respond to it by alerting help; therefore, preventing a seizure from going un-treated.
The Dogs & their new owners