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LPGA Pros Compete Against Breast Cancer


lpga fights breast cancerMany families all over the world, regardless of social and economic status, have been affected by cancer in one way or the other. Various organizations have taken action to help fight this dreadful disease. Many companies donate a fraction of their sales to support cancer research programs. Sport groups conduct fund raising games to help provide assistance to patients and families.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is one of which that supports the fight against breast cancer and the official voice of the women’s professional golf industry. LPGA supports breast cancer cause through its collaboration with the world’s largest non-profit provider of breast cancer research funds, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Several golf professionals from the LPGA league have also taken serious actions to support the same cause. One is Val Skinner, a golf veteran being an LPGA winner for six times. She established the Val Skinner Foundation and the LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer or LIFE Event which was established in 2000. The organization has accumulated almost $8 million, all for the different activities related to breast cancer including research, awareness and prevention programs. This year’s LIFE Event was said to be the biggest one-day golf fundraising event for the cause of breast cancer.

The 16-year LPGA member and golf veteran Cristie Kerr recently organized the Birdies for Breast Cancer Celebrity Golf Classic. The event, which is currently on its eighth year, was held at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City.
Some of the active LPGA participants are Juli Inkster, Morgan Pressel, Natalie Gulbis and Cindy LaCrosetto.

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