Heart of a Champion

Morgan Pressel learned what it takes to be a champion when she became the youngest player ever to win a Major championship in 2007. Today, she has emerged a champion for a cause very close to her heart -- breast cancer. “My mother, Kathy Krickstein Pressel, passed away when I was only 15, but I made it my goal as a professional athlete to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer,” Morgan says.

In 2008, Morgan established the Morgan & Friends Fight Breast Cancer Tournament at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton. In its first two years, her event (and proceeds from her Polo/Ralph Lauren Pink Pony shirt) has raised more than $500,000 for Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and Institute for Women’s Health & Wellness–The Schmidt Family Center for Breast Care.

Last year, Morgan and the Morgan & Friends committee decided to direct their efforts to raise funds for a new, state-of-the-art mammovan. “We knew that being able to reach women who might not otherwise get a mammogram would have a great impact on so many lives.”

Today, the “Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan” is a reality. The 100% digital, handicapped accessible mobile mammography vehicle, named after Morgan’s mother, will travel throughout Palm Beach County and beyond, providing affordable and convenient mammograms as well as clinical breast exams and breast health education. “Simply put,” says Morgan, “it saves lives.”

Your support will help us to fund and maintain the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan, and bring life saving care to women throughout our community. Please consider making a contribution today.

Click here for information on The Schmidt Family Center for Breast Care at Boca Raton Regional Hospital .

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