Join WNBA Star Alana Beard, 95.5FM WPGC and Local Charity as they Play in Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

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Cancer Fight: Sister and Brother Team Determined To Make a Difference Siblings honor the legacy of their mother by raising awareness for breast cancer

Lorenzo Wooten and Donna Wooten-Williams don’t find much to quarrel about these days. That’s because the 36 and 42 year old brother and sister duo are too busy finalizing arrangements for the 2nd Annual Betty T. Wooten ‘Play in Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, April 26th at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, MD.

Lorenzo and Donna started the Betty T. Wooten Foundation, in honor of their mother, a 40 year resident of Prince George’s County, who lost her thirteen year battle to breast cancer in 2009. In its inaugural year the foundation raised $36,000 to benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. “My sister and I realize how blessed we were that my mother survived so long after her initial diagnosis in 1997,” said Lorenzo, son of Betty Wooten and the tournaments Co-Chair. “She was an educator and nurse by profession, so she knew how important it was to get her annual mammogram and once diagnosed followed a strict medical regimen.”

Unfortunately, many other Maryland residents are not as informed as Betty Wooten. According to a recent report, the State of Maryland has a relatively low breast cancer incidence rate when compared to the rest of the country, but sadly our residents are dying of the disease at much higher rates. Maryland is ranked fifth in the nation for breast cancer mortality, with approximately 800 breast cancer deaths in 2009.

“It just doesn’t make sense to me,” says Donna, Betty Wooten’s only daughter. “Maryland has some of the most prestigious hospital systems in the country and yet somehow our loved ones are dying far too early. I am determined to spread the message of early detection throughout the community so that someone else’s mother or father may prolong their battle against breast cancer long enough to receive a cure.”

Joining the 2nd Annual Betty T. Wooten ‘Play in Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament is Washington Mystics star Alana Beard and Anji Corley from 95.5FM WPGC. The Tournament registration begins at 9:00AM am with Tee-time (Shotgun start) at 10:00 AM. The event will include 18 holes of golf, contests, awards ceremony, silent auction, dinner. Registration is $150/golfer and participants are encouraged to register their foursome by April to ensure discounted entry fee and complimentary golf shirt.

The Tournament will have a Shot Gun start at 10:00 AM to be followed by the start of the Card Tournament for all non-golfers. In addition, there will be various contests, free giveaways, a Hole-In-One shot to win a free car, and silent auction followed by an award ceremony and dinner. Registration is $150/golfer and participants are encouraged to register their foursome by April 15, 2010. All proceeds will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.

About The Betty T. Wooten Foundation
The Betty T. Wooten Foundation is a non-profit organization established to honor the memory and legacy of Betty T. Wooten and to continue her dedication to community involvement, health advocacy, and specifically her fight against breast cancer. The mission of the Betty T. Wooten Foundation is to increase breast cancer awareness and prevention, to promote fundraising activities that support breast cancer research and to provide scholarship opportunities for qualified high school students pursuing a career in the health care industry.

For more information about the 2nd Annual Betty T. Wooten ‘Play in Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament, call
240-737-8196 or visit http://www.bettywooten.org

Contact: Tia Swain
Tournament Co-Chair
Phone: (301) 356-3818
Fax: (240) 296-5079    

12138 Central Ave, Suite 546
Mitchellville, MD 20721
http://www.bettywooten.org

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