BOCA RATON, Florida, January 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan (http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?pid=26137&mid=2) purchased in 2009 through fundraising efforts of St. Andrews Country Club members tested more than 1,000 women in Palm Beach County, 875 of whom had never had a mammogram. With much of the funds raised this year, the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan continues providing affordable and convenient access to mammograms, clinical breast exams and breast health education.
St. Andrews Country Club (http://standrewscc.com/) members teamed with LPGA Tour player and St. Andrews Resident Touring Professional, Morgan Pressel and raised $502,000 in the 4th Annual 'Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer' (http://www.waggleroom.com/2011/1/6/1918885/lpga-golfer-morgan-pressel-raises -500000-for-breast-cancer-research) Tournament on January 4 and 5. The membership raised $1.7 million in four years with net proceeds benefitting theMorgan Pressel Foundation (http://www.morganandfriends.us/) which supports Boca Raton Regional Hospital (http://brrh.com/Home.aspx) and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (http://www.sylvester.org/).
"Each year my fellow members amaze me with their generosity and goodwill towards the general community," stated Morgan Pressel. "I would like to thank the Morgan & Friends Committee, the St. Andrews Country Club Members and the event sponsors. With their support each year the tournament grows bigger and better than the last."
Tour professionals in the tournament included Morgan Pressel (http://lpga.com/player_results.aspx?id=5431), Natalie Gulbis (http://www.nataliegulbis.com/), Paula Creamer (http://www.lpga.com/player_results.aspx?id=3438), Angela Stanford (http://www.angelastanfordgolf.com/), Rickie Fowler (http://www.rickie-fowler.com/) and Dave Stockton (http://www.davestockton.com/), who kicked off an evening reception with 350 St. Andrews Country Club members, sponsors and guests.
Foursomes played nine holes with one of the professional golfers and attendees enjoyed a short game exhibition led by Dave Stockton, world renowned putting teacher after morning play.
Roy Schwedelson (http://www.standrewscc.com/club/scripts/library/view_document.asp?DID=101733&S=L&GRP=13232&NS=PUBLIC), President, Board of Governors, St. Andrews Country Club added, "The St. Andrews Country Club membership is proud to support Morgan in her efforts to ensure every woman has the opportunity for an affordable mammogram. It isn't often you encounter someone of Morgan's age with such drive and determination who has developed a foundation and successful tournament to benefit her cause."
"We congratulate Morgan and the members at St. Andrews Country Club for putting together a first-class golf tournament and fund raising effort," said Craig Martin (http://www.standrewscc.com/club/scripts/library/view_document.asp?DID=103662&S=L&GRP=13232&NS=PUBLIC), C.O.O./GM, St. Andrews Country Club. "We are proud to host this event and look forward to hosting it next year."
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