NBC TOUR Championship Spot for the Bobby Jones Classic
NBC Sports and the TOUR Championship
by Coca-Cola helped bring about more awareness for Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders on Saturday, September 13, 2014 when Emmy-award winning sportscaster Jimmy Roberts interviewed CSF Chairman Paul Farrell (pictured left, with Dorothy Poppe, CSF Executive Director), and Bobby Jones historian, Dr. Linton Hopkins at East Lake Golf Club
. Discussion involved syringomyelia, which brought Bobby Jones' legendary golf career to a swift halt. The spot highlighted the fact that syringomyelia, Chiari and their related disorders affect over a million people in the US, alone; more than ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). But while ALS had its "ice bucket challenge," similar awareness for Chiari and syringomyelia has yet to be sparked. *Press Release
This presentation was made possible by the Jordan Family Foundation.