The Ladies Plastics Golf Organization steps to the tee Nov. 5 for its 2014 fund-raising golf tournament and dinner at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, Calif.
The nonprofit group donated $30,000 in 2013 in support of the breast cancer awareness programs of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, Calif. The cumulative donations since the group's 2001 inception exceed $330,000.
For participating women and men, the event's organizers have arranged several golf course-related games, margarita/bloody mary holes, a silent auction and a raffle including big-screen television sets.
Proceeds provide biopsies for needy or uninsured patients, wigs, physical therapy exercise classes, lymphedema sleeves and prosthesis bras, according to plastics industry veteran Dolores Ketner, LPGO founder and president, and Glenda Ferguson, the medical center's director of development.
In addition to its support of breast cancer awareness, the LPGO provides an avenue for women in the plastics industry to network with colleagues.