Golf Tournament held in late Johnston man's memory

Fourth annual Race for Matt and Grace Golf Tournament raises $16,000 for FARA

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The fourth annual Race for Matt and Grace Golf Tournament raised approximately $16,000 (after expenses) for the fight against Friedreich’s ataxia (FA).

All funds raised benefited the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and the tournament was held in honor of its late namesake, Matthew DiIorio, who died on July Fourth, after living with the disease since 1994.

The tournament was held at Connecticut National Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 20.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, Rhode Island College will host the 12th Annual Race for Matt & Grace, a fundraiser for FARA (Fridrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance).

Donations can be made in Matt's memory to FARA in support of the Race for Matt and Grace. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. The 5K run, walk or roll is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

A party will be held immediately following the event at the Rhode Island College Rec Center.

More information can be found at www.curefa.org/rfmg (checks to FARA may be mailed to 533 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335; reference RFMG).

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