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Cristie Kerr Birdies for Breast Cancer Event

Lady Liberty once again provided the backdrop for the Cristie Kerr Birdies for Breast Cancer Celebrity Golf Classic. The Rolex Rankings No. 2 and 14-time LPGA Tour winner Kerr hosted her annual event Thursday at Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey. The event raises funds for the newly opened Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center which provides digital mammography screening for both insured and uninsured patients in Hudson County.

Each amateur group played a round of golf with an LPGA professional or celebrity. LPGA players and celebrities included Natalie Gulbis,  Morgan Pressel, Amanda Blumenherst, Jimin Kang, Michelle McGann, Kelli Kuehne, Hee Young Park, Boston Celtics star Ray Allen, former NY Mets catcher Mike Piazza, NBC sportscaster Dan Hicks, Gossip Girl star Matthew Settle and PGA Tour winner Curtis Strange…”

View more at the LPGA website:

http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?pid=25794&mid=2

“NFL veteran Chris Draft has spent the last 13 years of his life tackling some of the toughest and biggest opponents in the National Football League. Now, Draft is being honored for tackling literacy and health disparities in the community through his work with The Chris Draft Family Foundation.  Capital Cause, a nonprofit dedicated to providing an avenue for young professionals to give back creatively to local communities, recently honored Draft and others during the Political Fusion reception in Washington D.C.

“Words can not express the gratitude I have for receiving this honor from Capital Cause,” said Draft, who is among the inaugural group of honorees. “Each day I wake up, I challenge myself to be a better person, a better leader in my community and a better contributor to society as a whole. I thank Capital Cause for helping me shed light on the disparities that plague youth and families across this nation.”

Capital Cause’s Political Fusion networking reception honored Draft with the organization’s “Unsung Hero” award for his service to the local community through the Chris Draft Family Foundation and his commitment to literacy through the launch of his children’s book, “Do You Want To Play Catch?” and work with literacy awareness groups nationwide…”

To read the rest of the article, go to: http://www.chrisdraftfamilyfoundation.org/initiatives/character_team/features?id=0024

The Official Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center

“…Rolex Rankings No. 2 Cristie Kerr cut the ribbon on the new Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center at the Jersey Medical Center. The state-of-the-art facility houses digital mammography machines and a breast MRI, the only one of its kind in Hudson County. With full-time radiologists dedicated to the center, patients undergoing testing are able to receive test results before leaving the center. Mammography screenings will be available for both insured and uninsured patients. Kerr helps fund the center through her Birdies For Breast Cancer charity which she founded shortly after her mother, Linda, was diagnosed with the disease…”

Read More:  http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?pid=25769&mid=2

Congrats to Steve Gregory for leading the San Diego Chargers defense with 7 tackles this past Monday! Next Game: Sunday Jaguars-Chargers 1:15pm PST

Celebrities, sports legends, and TV personalities help BGC Partners raise money for after-school program.

“…In addition to getting a day off from school, the kids were treated to lunch at the BGC offices and had the chance to be photographed with several celebrities, including tennis great John McEnroe, Mets and Yankee legend Darryl Strawberry, and actor Tony Sirico, best known for his role as Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri on The Sopranos…”

Read more at:

http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/jubilee-center-takes-part-in-bgc-charity-day

Miami Dolphins and UM’s medical school team up for a charity bike ride to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

“When Miami Dolphins officials asked their veteran radio announcer, Jim Mandich — a member of the perfect, 17-0 team of 1972 — to serve as grand marshal of their new two-day, 170-mile charity cycling event to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, he didn’t hesitate…”

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/09/13/1823508/mad-dog-to-lead-cancer-ride.html#ixzz0zWpay1an

Ed Randall and Legacy Connect join together to fuel the fight against Prostate Cancer.

“Veteran baseball broadcaster Ed Randall‘s Fans For The Cure, a 501 c3 charity, is proud to announce a partnership with Legacy Connect, a Rockefeller affiliated company, to create a national grass-roots, online campaign to strike out prostate cancer by raising funds for free cancer screenings in cities across the US, and to raise awareness about the disease.”

View the full article here:

http://www.baseballdigest.com/2010/09/09/ed-randall’s-fans-for-the-cure-charity-joins-with-legacy-connect-to-bring-together-prostate-cancer/

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