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NEW YORK, NY

JLL Sponsors 19th Annual JLL Golf Classic for TSA

More than 300 golfers to raise funds for Tourette Syndrome Association at JLL Golf Classic; JLL has raised more than $3.5M since 2007


NEW YORK, September 15, 2014 — JLL is sponsoring the 19th annual JLL Golf Classic, which will be hosted on Monday, Sept. 29 by the national Tourette Syndrome Association. More than 300 golfers will attend the fundraising event at the Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Avenue in Rye, N.Y.

The firm has sponsored the JLL Golf Classic since 2007 and raised more than $3.5 million for the TSA. The event draws hundreds of people who buy sponsorships ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to play golf at one of Westchester Country Club’s two 18-hole golf courses, including the club’s championship West Course.

Craig Carton, co-host of the popular “Boomer and Carton in the Morning” WFAN radio program, who also lives with Tourette’s, will be part of a foursome and speak at the event’s dinner.

“Even though Tourette Syndrome affects up to one in 100 people, it is still so often misdiagnosed and misunderstood,” said Raymond Quartararo, vice chairman, with JLL. “Because TS does not typically draw the same kind of funding levels that other disorders attract, the money raised at the JLL Golf Classic significantly contributes to helping the TSA continue its mission.”

The JLL Golf Classic is one of four major events held by the national TSA each year. It has been highly successful over the past decade, raising funds for the TSA in its mission to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome.

To register for the JLL Golf Classic, please visit http://tsa-usa.org/give/jllgolf.html.

Tourette Syndrome is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting). Non-tic features, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties often develop in affected individuals. Symptoms in TS and Tic Disorders can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life. While some treatments are available for people with TS and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent, medications are often ineffective and there are no cures. It is increasingly being recognized that tics occur more frequently than previously thought. Indeed, prevalence studies show that up to 1 in 100 children in the U.S. have TS or another Tic Disorder.

Tourette Syndrome Association
Founded in 1972, the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) is celebrating its 42nd year as the only national, voluntary health organization for people with Tourette Syndrome. The TSA has a three-pronged mission to identify the cause of, control the effects of, and to find a cure for TS through education, research and service. The TSA directs a network of 33 Chapters and more than 50 support groups across the country. For more information on TS, call 1-888-4-TOURET, visit http://tsa-usa.org, and on Facebook and Twitter.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 1,600 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2013, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 25.9 million square feet in lease transactions, arranged capital markets transactions valued at $2.1 billion, managed projects valued at nearly $7.0 billion, and oversaw a property and facilities management portfolio of 95.3 million square feet and an agency leasing portfolio of 67.0 million square feet.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.​