Celltex Therapeutics Corporation (Celltex) helped sponsor the Ninth Annual Joints in Action Golf Tournament, which invites golf enthusiasts to play a round for a good cause. The Tournament, founded by Dr. Bill Bryan and co-chaired by James Dumler and Lee Hollmann, took place on Thursday, August 28th at the Kingwood Country Club in Kingwood, TX, and honored Dr. Stanley Jones, chief medical officer at Celltex, as this year’s medical honoree.
The annual charity event, which raises more than $200,000 every year for the Arthritis Foundation, helps to bring awareness to arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the United States. One out of every five adults is stricken with arthritis, and in Houston this number is even higher, where nearly one in every four adults is impacted. Adults are not the only ones living with arthritis; more than 300,000 children in the United States are affected and over 6,500 of these children are living in the Houston area.
Celltex, formed in 2011 by David G. Eller and Dr. Stanley Jones to spearhead breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through the use of adult, autologous, adipose-derived, mesenchymal stem cells, was invited to be this year’s presenting sponsor of the Joints in Action Golf Tournament. The Arthritis Foundation has remained committed to funding research to find cures for this debilitating disease and for over 60 years has provided support to those living with arthritis.
Over 20 teams participated in the tournament, all of which were invited to attend a celebratory dinner at the Kingwood Country Club, where Dr. Jones thanked everyone for their participation and support.
“I am humbled and honored to join the remarkable honorees of this year’s Joints in Action Golf Tournament,” says Dr. Jones, medical honoree of this year’s tournament. “As someone whose career was nearly ended after an onset of autoimmune psoriatic arthritis, I was fortunate enough to find relief after receiving my own adult stem cells. My personal experience with medical breakthroughs like stem cell therapy is why I will continue to support this focused organization and its mission to find a cure for arthritis in all of its forms.”