Just about everyone who knows Cristie Kerr, knows of her dedication to the fight against breast cancer.
Tirelessly raising funds... and awareness... she's contributed as much as any athlete anywhere, to the fight against this disease. Whether she's battling with her irons on the fairways of a championship course, or hosting events - large and small - across the country, her mission is never far from her mind.
Cristie has often spoken of her Mom's battle with Breast Cancer... the battle that led to her own awareness of the illness... and her determination to do everything in her power to fight it. Her Mom's recovery was like a second chance, and further cemented Cristie's resolve.
Recently, Cristie wrote about her own multi-dimensional crusade in a blog post for Huffington Post's new Impact section. She writes in a highly personal style about her Mom, and about Birdies for Breast Cancer, her own non-profit organization.
Impact in partnership with Causecast is focused on public service, volunteerism and giving back, and on major issues affecting Americans today. It's a platform where media, entertainment, philanthropy, and education converge, and a perfect place for Cristie to reach a new audience with her very universal message.
The LPGA Champion is getting ready to hit the fairways again, this time half way around the world in NorthEast Asia at Korea's HanaBank*KOLON Championship which begins on Thursday. However, despite the distance...and the demands of golf at it's highest level... you can be sure Cristie's cause is never going to be too far from her thoughts.