Navigation Links
LIFE 10th Anniversary Event Delivers Big Names and Big Dollars for Breast Cancer Fight
Date:5/18/2009

LIFE Event raises $500,000 for breast cancer bringing total raised by LIFE to $5.6 million

PARAMUS, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight LPGA pros including World Golf Hall of Fame members Beth Daniel and Karrie Webb, top ranked players Angela Stanford, Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome, Helen Alfredsson, Laura Davies and LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens, came together for the 10th anniversary LIFE (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) Event hosted by LPGA veteran Val Skinner on May 18. The event, noted as the biggest single-day golf event fundraiser for breast cancer initiatives, raised another $500,000 for breast cancer programs. LIFE has raised more than $5.6 million for the breast cancer fight since its inception in 2000.

"Today is an emotional day," said Val Skinner, event founder. "While I am extremely proud of what LIFE has accomplished in the past decade, I know that we still have much work ahead in the fight to eradicate breast cancer."

Held at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., the LIFE Event benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the LPGA's official national charity and largest private backer of breast cancer research and education, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Each year, the event honors LIFE Heroes, individuals who have demonstrated courage in the face of breast cancer and/or purpose in the fight against the disease. Twenty-five year old breast cancer survivor Bridget Mooney and Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) celebrity ambassador Gabrielle Union were recognized as the 2009 LIFE Heroes at a reception following the pro-am.

Skinner also recognized five women of distinction who have played an integral role in the success of the LIFE Event for the last 10 years. The reception was hosted by Court TV anchor and host of the PBS series, Inside the Law, Jack Ford.

LIFE Event partners include: The Joe Plumeri Family, EmblemHealth, Guy Carpenter, QualCare and Roche. Other notable supporters are: Assured Guaranty, Marsh, Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc., ACE Group, GUND, Inc. and Lincoln Mercury.

Skinner founded LIFE after the loss of her friend and fellow LPGA golfer, Heather Farr, who died of breast cancer in 1993 at the age of 28. For more information about the LIFE Event or Val Skinner Foundation call 866-882-LIFE or visit www.valskinnerfoundation.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE LIFE Event
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. 70th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech: The ALS Association Launches the 'Covering All the Bases Hitting Challenge'
2. MultiVu Video Feed: REESE WITHERSPOON JOINS AVON FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN AND SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL TO CELEBRATE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF AVON COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CENTER
3. Video: Reese Witherspoon Joins Avon Foundation for Women and San Francisco General Hospital to Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Avon Comprehensive Breast Center
4. Pennsylvania Secretary Cortes Marks 100th Anniversary of State Board of Nursing
5. Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross to Auction First Rides on Magnums 20th Anniversary
6. European Society for Pediatric Urology to organize anniversary congress in Amsterdam
7. 5th Anniversary Illinois Lions Clubs Walk for Sight
8. Bayer HealthCare Marks 20th Anniversary of World Hemophilia Day With Euro 250,000 Contribution to the World Federation of Hemophilia
9. Cromwell AAA Self Storage, LLC Celebrates the Completion of Its Fifth Year Anniversary of Operations
10. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary; Helps More Than 5.7 Million Uninsured Patients Across United States
11. Varian Medical Systems to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary and Decade of Growth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... , ... “Engineering Bubbles,” an oil painting submitted by Canadian radiology resident Dr. ... at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The first annual art forum was a ... Meeting attendees. , “Through art I hope to educate people about radiology and ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... Over $60 ... year’s best in pet gear and toys, leading product review site for Toys, Tots, ... of Excellence Awards at their Spring Showcase at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... has announced a new Specialty Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Award that will recognize specialty ... the quarterly results from Zitter Health Insights’ Specialty Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Survey compiled ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... , ... According to an American Psychological Association article, the Centers ... the age of 18. Of those who survive, many still face effects as they ... In her new book, Lyah! Lyah! Pants on Fyah!, she shares stories from women ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Consultative health care market research firm ... Duane Reed, VP of business development of AJMC Strategic Solutions, will be session ... General Meeting from May 15-17 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... , May 2, 2016  Deerfield announced ... financing of Graybug Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision is ... therapies that may transform care for ocular diseases ... Graybug Vision,s technology was first developed at Johns ... a startup venture. Graybug Vision ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... April 29, 2016  In the next ten ... shift from systems dependent on CRTs monitors to those ... modality CRT Medical monitors and will automatically sync ... host of foreseeable benefits to this technological advancement, ... modalities have to be replaced in order to ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 ... glyco-biology expertise, today announces the appointment of Dr. ... Dr. Zurlo is an oncologist with many years clinical ... and biotechnology industries. His last role was at Mologen ... of the Executive Board. Previously Dr. Zurlo held various ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: