The Ladies Plastics Golf Organization's 10th annual tournament benefiting cancer awareness takes place Nov. 4 at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, Calif.
For nine years, the group has donated more than $130,000 to the breast health program of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, Calif. The 2008 donation was $16,000.
The plastics industry has shown not only the professional side of the business but the compassionate desire to help in time of need, said Dolores Lancia-Ketner, LPGO president and founder, and a Western Plastics Pioneers director. The breast cancer health program would not exist at this level if it were not for the plastics industry support.
She noted that the not-for-profit Chino Hills-based LPGO aims to provide breast cancer patients with items that are not funded by insurance companies and are much needed for the health and well being of the patients.
The golf tournament, open to men and women, has logged as many as 165 players. Each 2009 player pays $200 for an 18-hole round of golf, range balls, a golf cart with global positioning system, a luncheon, an awards dinner and a welcome gift. Donors provide prizes, tee sponsorships and support funds, and volunteers organize the event. Rusty Miller, treasurer of Western Plastics Pioneers, is tournament director.
Donna Purcell, owner of Prestige Mold Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is LPGO finance director; Susan Granger, sales representative with Modified Plastics Inc. and Color Science Inc., both of Santa Ana, Calif., is sponsor director; and Louise Riley, sales representative with Ferco Color Inc. in Ontario, Calif., is administrative director.
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