Susan G. Komen for the Cure benefits annually from the LIFE Event (LPGA Pros In the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) that is held each year. This event was founded by Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Touring Professional Val Skinner, who has been dedicated to the fight against breast cancer since 1993, when close friend and fellow LPGA Touring Professional Heather Farr lost her battle to this disease at the age of 28.
The LIFE Event is a premier golf event supporting the fight against breast cancer. In nine years, the LIFE Event has distributed $2.5 million for the benefit of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The mission of the LIFE Event is to raise funds to reach a younger generation of women with information about early detection and the importance of healthy breast care practices. For more information about the LIFE Event visit www.valskinnerfoundation.org or call 1.866.882 LIFE.
With the support of the Val Skinner Foundation, in 2004 Susan G. Komen for the Cure launched Komen On the Go™, a mobile outreach and engagement tour aimed at encouraging young women to make a commitment to life-long positive breast health practices. Currently in its sixth cross-country tour, Komen On the Go will be on exhibit more than 80 days in more than 25 communities across the United States, educating and elevating thousands of people with messages of hope. For more information visit www.komen.org/go.
Program Name: The LIFE Event
2009 Guaranteed Donation: $250,000
2008 Contribution: $500,000
Total contribution since program's inception: $2.5 million
Program inception date: 2000