Cindy and Laurie with Eric Brinker (son of Komen Founder) and LPGA pros Kim Rowton-Hall and Stephanie Louden
Cindy was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 at age 33 and four years later, in June 2002, the disease returned. Having been a very young target for breast cancer, she feels extremely fortunate to have successfully battled the disease twice and credits the improvements in both breast cancer education and diagnostics for her early detection and ultimate recovery. Determined to spread the word and reinforce the importance of early detection, Cindy decided to combine her passion for wine and golf to raise money for breast cancer research and education.
She has chosen The Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen the sole beneficiary of all proceeds from the Reds, Whites & Greens Charity Golf Classic because her personal cause is consistent with this organization’s mission – to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.
- 296,980 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women this year.
- 39,620 women and 410 men will die from breast cancer in 2013.
- In Orange County, 1,965 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and 340 women will die from the disease in 2013.