LPGA professionals partner with the Veins for Life*

LPGA professionals partner with the Veins for Life* (VFL) program to raise awareness of those affected by cancer

Awareness program helps patients and families take an active role in decisions regarding their chemotherapy treatment

SALT LAKE CITY (March 23, 2010) – Cancer is a disease that touches many lives, and learning from each other makes us all stronger. That is why the Val Skinner Foundation and LIFE (LPGA Pros In the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer) team has partnered with the Veins for Life* awareness program.

The Veins for Life* (VFL) program is an awareness program designed to help patients and their caregivers understand how implantable ports can be important components of overall chemotherapy treatment for cancer. One of its goals is to help patients take an active role in decisions regarding their chemotherapy treatment, which may help to positively impact their lifestyle and comfort during such a difficult time. To learn more about the program, please visit www.veins4life.com.

“We are delighted to partner with Bard Access Systems to introduce the Veins for Life* program, which enables LIFE LPGA pros to get involved in a personal way,” said Val Skinner, veteran and six-time LPGA winner. “Our goal through LIFE is to increase awareness and education to make dealing with this difficult diagnosis more manageable for the patient and their loved ones. That is why it is with great passion and commitment that the LIFE team speak on behalf of the Veins for Life* program.” 

The 2010 Veins for Life* program team will consist of LPGA professionals Angela Stanford, Brittany Lincicome, Nicole Castrale and Beth Bader.  The members of the Veins for Life* program team have dealt with a cancer diagnosis within their families and will share their experiences as a part of the Veins for Life* program during the 2010 LPGA season.

“Being part of the Veins for Life* campaign holds a special place in my heart,” said LPGA professional Beth Bader. “Watching my mother endure months and months of chemotherapy was very difficult. The one thing that stayed constant throughout was her port. It is nice to be involved with a program that can really make a difference in the lives of families and patients.” 

“This work is very important to me. I know how cancer has impacted my family and I hope to encourage others by being part of the team,” said Angela Stanford.

“I am so happy to be part of a team that can help change lives. The Veins for Life* program is educating families to make their struggles with cancer more manageable," said LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome. I have many things I am proud to be associated with, but this is special and ranks at the top.”

“My Mom, a breast cancer survivor, did not need a port during chemotherapy. Had she needed a port, it is comforting to know that through the Veins for Life* program we could have learned about chemotherapy deliver options,” said Nicole Castrale.

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