Cristie Kerr Donates & Defends at State Farm Classic

Dr. Tom Robbins, SCI director, Cristie Kerr Sara Howe, breast cancer survivor
Cristie Kerr climbed the leader board at Panther Creek Country Club today with a 67 that put her into a tie for ninth as she enters the weekend looking to defend her title at the LPGA State Farm Classic ...and to secure a win after two runner-up finishes.

In addition to her work on the golf course, the 14 time LPGA Tour winner has been quite busy off the course raising money for her Birdies for Breast Cancer charity.  Several days ago she presented a $5,000 check to the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

The donation was made at a wine-tasting event held at Panther Creek in conjunction with “Curvature” Cristie Kerr’s signature wine label.  It will fund ongoing research to fight breast cancer.

As a charitable partner, SCI will also receive funds from the LPGA... and tomorrow is "Get Your Pink On Day" when spectators who wear pink will get free parking and four breast cancer survivors representing the cancer institute will be walking with the pros. It looks like a rosy weekend ahead in Springfield.