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Val Skinner won her first golf title at the age of seven. Since then, Skinner
an LPGA Touring Professional since 1983, has multiple tour victories and ranks
among the top in all time career winnings. She is recognized not only for her outstanding performance as an athlete but also her humanitarian efforts.
Skinner is the Chairperson of the Val Skinner Foundation, a public charity organized to support organizations dedicated to the cause of breast cancer. The foundation is the host of an annual charitable golf tournament, known as the LIFE (LPGA Pros In The Fight To Eradicate Breast Cancer) Event, which has raised significant funds for breast cancer research and education. Because of her continuous efforts, Val has been presented the Award of Hope, the Komen Award and USA Weekend Magazine's "Most Caring Athlete Award."
The Val Skinner Foundation has selected the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the
LPGA's official national charity since 1992 and the nation's largest private funder of research dedicated solely to breast cancer, and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute designated clinical care center as
the primary recipients of the funds raised through the LIFE Even. Together these three organizations have created a young women's breast cancer initiative. The Komen Foundation utilizes these contributions to support a
national breast cancer outreach initiative which focuses on women in their twenties and thirties. The Cancer Institute uses this support for a breast cancer clinical research initiative also focusing on young women and the prevention and treatment of this disease.
The LPGA family, unfortunately like many of you, has discovered firsthand the devastating
effects of breast cancer on the victims, their families and friends. Your support of the Val Skinner Foundation by the purchase of this product will honor the memory of those who have lost their lives to this disease and give reason to celebrate LIFE.