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Segal Golf Outing to Raise More than $1 Million for Magee Patients

18th Annual Jerry Segal Classic, scheduled for September 28, benefits Magee Rehabilitation Hospital patients

WHAT: The 18th Annual Jerry Segal Classic to benefit patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., is a major fundraising event that directly benefits individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, and other disabilities. Over the past 17 years, the Jerry Segal Classic has built a reputation of greatness and broken golf-event fundraising records, raising more than $6.2 million - including $1 million last year - for patients of Magee.

The Jerry Segal Classic, which has more than 350 golfers at two locations and 500 dinner guests, includes celebrities and distinguished individuals such as Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (honorary chairman), NBA Hall-of-Famer Billy Cunningham, Philadelphia Flyers' legendary goalie Bernie Parent, and more.

WHO: Jerry Segal is an amazing person. Following unsuccessful surgery on his neck in 1988, Jerry was admitted to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. At that time he had no movement below his shoulders. Before coming to Magee, the prognosis was that he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. But Jerry, a successful attorney in Philadelphia, vowed to walk again, and after much hard work, he did indeed, at his discharge, walk out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital - despite his quadriplegia and having no feeling below his neck.

He helped organize the golf event that bears his name to give back to Magee and assist others with physical and cognitive disabilities. "Through the dollars we raise at this outing, maybe other Magee spinal cord injury patients can be where I am today, walking, working, living independently," says Jerry. "Maybe, with the extra support, they can accomplish what I have accomplished."

WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2007

WHERE: ACE Golf Club&Green Valley Country Club, both located in Lafayette Hill, PA

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