About the Foundation:
The Morgan Pressel Foundation was started in order to further the fight against cancer, particularly breast cancer. Morgan, a star player on the LPGA Tour, wanted to honor the memory of her mother, Kathryn Krickstein Pressel who passed away at an early age of breast cancer. Morgan devoted herself to try and fight this disease. Over the last 9 years, with the primary support of the St. Andrews Country Club members and Morgan's sponsors, the Foundation has raised over $5 million dollars to aid and support patient care and research in the fight against breast cancer. Three of the Morgan Pressel Foundation’s main projects are based in south Florida: the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel Mammovan, the Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics, and the Morgan Pressel Foundation Laboratory for Cancer Research.
2017 Morgan & Friends Tournament Players
Thank you to all of the golfers and sponsors that are lending their names and financial support to make this event happen and assisting us in our fight against cancer.
5th Annual Kathryn Krickstein Pressel Award
Elissa has become an advocate for patients living with this disease appearing in television interviews, newspapers, magazines, and the radio speaking out about the barriers and challenges they often face including survivorship in early and advanced breast cancer care, and healthy living after breast cancer. She has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Women's Health and a graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Health Education and Communication. Ms. Bantug is the Program Manager of Breast Cancer Communication, Education, and Survivorship at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, oversees the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program and is co-directs the Young Women with Breast Cancer Program.
* Elissa Bantug is the proud mother of two amazing girls – Samantha (18) and Bela (7). She is married to AJ Bantug and lives in Columbia, Maryland.