As a women’s sports organization, the LPGA is concerned about women’s health in all forms. That is why today the LPGA Women’s Network and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association are proud to announce their alliance with the Fibroid Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women suffering with fibroids, funding research, and providing education.
“I wanted to partner with the LPGA for many reasons,” said Fibroid Foundation Founder and CEO Sateria Venable. “First, of course, I love golf! It helps with spinal alignment, pelvic flexibility, and exercise—all very important for fibroid patients.”
With the launch of a self-care platform in 2019, there is no better time to join together to help support women’s health through golf.
The first part of the alliance began on April 28th as an informative webinar exclusive to the members of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, outlining the benefits golf can provide for women’s uterine health as well as providing information about fibroids, which affects the majority of women at some point in their lives.
“We are proud to align with the Fibroid Foundation to support women’s health through education, informational services, and showing health benefits golf can provide,” said Vice President of LPGA Amateur Golf Association Mary-Lee Cobick.
Continuing with the Fibroid Foundation’s efforts, the LPGA Women’s Network and LPGA Amateur Golf Association will provide advice and inspiration for new female golfers to highlight the health benefits of the game and in turn promote golf to members of the Fibroid Foundation through #inviteHER Experiences, LPGA Tournaments, and Women’s Leadership days hosted across the country.
About the Fibroid Foundation:
We are a patient-founded nonprofit organization focused on representing the global community of women with uterine fibroids. Fibroids affect 70% of all women by age 50. Fibroids can be debilitating, and are the primary reason for hysterectomies in the U.S. Our mission is focused on EDUCATION. We provide patient support and host gatherings to provide information and resources. We support LEGISLATION for research for expanded treatment options, and ultimately a cure. We CONSULT to pharmaceutical companies to provide the unique patient perspective on medical instruments, therapies, and procedures. We partner with clinicians on RESEARCH STUDIES to increase participation and outcomes. We’ve contributed to 4 medical journal publications in the last 2 years.
About the LPGA Amateur Golf Association:
The LPGA Amateur Golf Association provides a welcoming golf community for all women to Connect*Learn*Play*Belong. The 13,000 members in more than 118 chapters across the U.S., Canada, Dominican Republic and Bermuda share a passion for the game and a love of their local golf communities. Diverse in every way, LPGA Amateur members play golf for a variety of reasons – to learn something new, to connect with other women, for health and wellness, to compete, for business, or just plain fun. Over 7,500 local and national events are held every year, from individual and team championships for competitive players to social outings, league play, networking opportunities for the recreational golfer and golf destination travel.