IIANC’s Young Agents Committee was proud to host our First Annual Young Agents Charity Golf Tournament on April 21,2016 at UNC Finley Golf Club in Chapel Hill. All proceeds from golf sponsorships, golf attendees, and donations raised more than $38,000 for Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC and Make-A-Wish Eastern NC to grant wishes. Anna Bailey with Allen Tate Insurance and Patrick Laney with Catawba Insurance, both Young Agents Committee members, served as Co-Chairs for this event. Insurance agents and companies came to participate from all areas of North Carolina.
We were honored to have Ashley Lanier, a Make-A-Wish recipient, speak to our golfers. Ashley was so excited to share her experience going to Walt Disney World. Make-A-Wish granted her dream trip with her family when she was diagnosed with cancer. We are proud to announce that Ashley has been cancer free since 2012. She has become a wonderful spokesperson for the foundation and it was truly amazing to see how Make-A-Wish can make a difference in a family’s life.
Did you know that every 35 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories? They believe a wish experience can be a game changer. We were able to see first-hand with Ashley how much a wish can change a life!
Be sure to check out the Make-A-Wish website! There are many ways that you can participate: a donation, planned giving, fundraisers and sponsorships. They also have a variety of volunteer needs and opportunities that need your help. Together we can all make a difference!