Navigation Links
LPGA Competitors and Friends Come Together for Breast Cancer
Date:5/20/2008

Ninth annual LIFE Event brings another $500,000 to the cause; funds benefit

the Val Skinner Foundation and programs that drive "Young Women's

Initiative."

PARAMUS, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-two LPGA pros including world no. 1 Lorena Ochoa, Hall of Fame members, Beth Daniel and Karrie Webb, and top-ranked players such as Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Brittany Lincicome, Nicole Castrale and Sherri Steinhauer came together for the ninth annual LIFE (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) Event on May 19. The event, hosted by LPGA veteran Val Skinner, raised $500,000 for the breast cancer fight. This year's event brings the cumulative funds raised by LIFE for the breast cancer cause to $4.5 million.

Held again at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., the LIFE Event benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 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. Together, Skinner and these beneficiaries created the "Young Women's Initiative" -- a multifaceted approach to educating young women and other audiences about the risks associated with breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Komen and CINJ programs funded by LIFE move this initiative forward.

"The LIFE Event is an opportunity for LPGA friends, event partners and beneficiaries with a common desire to play a role in the fight against breast cancer to come together to make a difference," said Val Skinner, event founder and host. "This one-day event results in powerful programs that are changing the future of the disease."

LIFE Event partners include: the Joe Plumeri Family, Merrill Lynch, Emblem Health, Guy Carpenter, QualCare and Roche. Other notable supporters are: Assured Guaranty, Commerce Bank, The ACE Group, Ortho Biotech, Citigroup Smith Barney, Marsh, New Smith, GUND, Inc. and Lincoln Mercury.

Skinner will host a second LIFE Series event in the fall in Hilton Head, S.C., which will raise an additional $500,000 for the cause. Collectively, both events will bring the first LIFE $1 million annual donation to the cause.

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 http://www.valskinnerfoundation.org .


'/>"/>
SOURCE Val Skinner Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. VNUS Medicals Patent Lawsuit Against Laser Competitors to Proceed to Trial
2. Best Practices, LLC Announces New Benchmarking Study - How World-Class Companies Proactively Manage Competitors
3. Teen girls report abusive boyfriends try to get them pregnant
4. Friends of Mel Announce Recall of Jewelry Due to Lead
5. Special Olympics Special Spirit in China Award Of Excellence Presented to Dedicated Friends of Special Olympics and City of Shanghai
6. Friends help friends avoid drug use
7. Friends of WFP Welcomes World Hunger Relief Week
8. Good Food. Good Friends. Great Cause.
9. Friends of Warren Zevon To Play at Maverick Saloon - Raising Awareness of Asbestos Cancer, Mesothelioma
10. Program for Stroke Survivors and Friends Hosted by Henry Ford Hospital
11. YMCA of the USA Offers Simple Tips to Give the Lifetime Gift of Health and Well-Being to Family and Friends This Holiday Season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: