11th annual Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament raises over $1 Million
Boca Raton (CBS12) —
When LPGA star Morgan Pressel lost her mother to breast cancer in 2003, she vowed to devote her life to the cause. Now, almost 15 years later, the Boca Raton native has make the Mammovan, a self-contained mobile mammography unit, an important South Florida staple, and raised almost 8-million dollars.
The 11th annual Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament was another huge success at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton on Monday, with huge LPGA stars taking part in the clinic, including Boca Raton resident Lexi Thompson and third ranked women's golfer in the World Ryu So-yeon.
"If I can spent just one or two days with this cause, we can make (a big difference)," says So-yeon. "I'm really fortunate to be a part of this event,"
Monday's event alone raised over one-million dollars Pressel's Foundation is planning on putting that towards buying a brand new Mammovan in order to continue to help women stay healthy and aware.
"We are the only ones that are providing this service," says Pressel on the Mammovan. "(It) kind of breaks down the barrier of the fear of going to a hospital, makes it easier and convenient for women to get their annual check ups, their mammograms. And it brings knowledge everywhere, and of course nobody is turned away."
LPGA stars Gerina Piller, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome and Brooke Henderson also took part in the 11th annual event.