In the increasingly popular sport of golf, Cristie Kerr has emerged as one of the game's premier female athletes. After an extraordinary amateur career Cristie joined the LPGA Tour, where she quickly ascended to the upper echelon of the sport.
Cristie's meteoric rise through the golfing ranks is matched only by her remarkable accomplishments away from the golf course. After years of struggling with her weight, Cristie rose to the challenge and was able to shed a remarkable 58 pounds by adhering to a proper diet and rigorous fitness program. It is this steadfast determination and perseverance that has made her story so compelling and inspiring.
This year, Cristie will apply her determination toward tackling breast cancer, which struck her mother last year, through a program called Birdies for Breast Cancer. Cristie will raise money for breast cancer research from individuals and corporations for every birdie she records on the tour. Given her past history, the Birdies for Breast Cancer program should be another chapter in the book of Cristie's remarkable successes.
Click here to visit www.birdiesforbreastcancer.com for more information
Show your support by purchasing our “Birdies for Breast Cancer” Golf Items (proceeds benefit Cristie Kerr’s “Birdies for Breast Cancer” Foundation).
||Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer)
||In 2005, 211,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women are expected and 40,410 women are expected to die from from the disease in the U.S.
||In 2005, 1,690 new cases of breast cancer in men are expected and 460 men are expected to die from the disease in the U.S.
||The 5-year survival rate for all stages of breast cancer combined is 88%
||Regular screening mammograms are valuable in identifying early stage breast cancer
||Over 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are age 50 or older
||All women 40 and over should get an annual mammogram and clinical exam
||Women aged 20-39 should have a clinical exam every 3 years
||From age 20, women who perform breast self-exam should have their technique reviewed at their periodic health exam
||The biggest risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and aging
||Women are at higher risk for breast cancer if they have a personal or family history of the disease
||Women are at higher risk for breast cancer if they consume one or more alcoholic beverages a day
||In your lifetime, one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
|*Sourced from The American Cancer Society