Val Skinner Foundation


A Message from Val

20th Annual LIFE Event

June 10, 2019
Mountain Ridge Country Club
West Caldwell, N.J.

When my friend and fellow professional golfer, Heather Farr, was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was a shock to her family, friends and the world of professional golf. Women are not supposed to get breast cancer at age 24, and they are not supposed to die at 28. Her death inspired me to create the Val Skinner Foundation with a mission to provide a much-needed stronger message to caution young women about the disease.

I'm tremendously proud of what has been accomplished with friends of the Val Skinner Foundation and our benefactors. We have raised more than $12 million for scientific research, launched early-detection programs, supported comprehensive education programs and provided clinical support for those affected by breast cancer.

I’m constantly reminded of our LIFE heroes, the annual honorees who have shared their stories of perseverance in battling breast cancer, and I think of Heather every day and know she is cheering us on to stay the course for all of those still struggling to survive. We can’t forget what happened to her and her memory is why we continue the fight.

There is more work to do, which is why we turn towards our 20th anniversary event in 2019 with tremendous gratitude for those who have helped us in the fight and unending hope that the women of future generations won’t have to fight at all.


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About Val Skinner Foundation

The Val Skinner Foundation was founded by former LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) champion, Val Skinner, to honor the memory of Heather Farr who passed away from breast cancer at 28 years old. The mission of the Val Skinner Foundation is to support organizations whose primary activities are centered on breast cancer research, treatment and education. A key element of the mission is to arm a younger generation of women and their families with information about cancer risk, early detection, and the importance of healthy practices.