While he survived being directly under tower one on 9/11, Jim Worthington eventually lost his battle with leukemia on October 16th, 2021. He loved to play golf when he could get out, which was not often. He loved his family even more, including his son with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is rare and most people, including many physicians and caregivers, as well as new parents and family members, are not familiar with this syndrome. The symptoms include a continuous urge to eat, a need for fewer calories to maintain weight, cognitive development issues, and many others. In fact, parents and people with PWS know that there is far more to the syndrome than eating and weight gain and are often under incredible stress. Learn more here.
A "Gimme" in golf is usually a short putt that is excused by one’s opponent for playing because it is considered too easy to miss. Jim was as generous on the golf course as he was in life, and his wish was that any "Gimmes" available go to helping individuals and families with PWS.
We started the "No Gimmes for Jimmy" Annual Charity Golf Outing to raise money and awareness of PWS, while having some fun and remembering a great family man. Jim didn’t get a "Gimme" on October 16th, but what he’d want just as much is for you to give to this important charity. We’re asking you to contribute a "Gimme" to PWSA, and join us for a day of fun on the course in his honor.
WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2022 | WHERE: Farmstead Golf & Country Club, in Lafayette, NJ | START TIME: 8AM Check-In; 9AM Shotgun Start.