LPGA players, P&G, and a tangible donation

Just like their brethren on the men’s tour, professional female golfers and their tour, the LPGA, have a stellar record when it comes to individual and group contributions to a multitude of causes. One cause of particular note is support for those with cancer. For this weekend’s tournament in Arkansas, several players will be helping to create wigs for women living with cancer. Congratulations to all involved.

Below is the announcement from the tour’s website. To learn more about the LPGA’s Foundation and Charitable Giving Program, please visit http://www.lpgafoundation.org/ and http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?mid=1&pid=2621.

LPGA hair cancer donation

In celebration of women’s health and the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship presented by John Q. Hammons, LPGA Tour players are teaming up with Pantene Beautiful Lengths to help create wigs for women living with cancer. At a ponytail cutting event on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. several LPGA Tour players and other volunteer hair donors will have eight inches of their hair cut to create a free, high-quality wig for women who have lost her hair due to cancer treatment. The event will take place from the clubhouse patio at Pinnacle Country Club.

LPGA Tour player Christina Kim kicked things off in May when she announced on her online journal that she will donate her own hair at the event. Since then, Paige Mackenzie, Carri Wood, Lisa Strom, Chella Choi, Vicky Hurst, Stacy Lewis and Heather Daly-Donofrio have each expressed their interest in sacrificing their hair to help others. In addition, many other LPGA Tour players are expected to stop by the event, either as honorary cutters, or to simply enjoy the festivities.