Morgan Pressel learned what it takes to be a champion when she became the youngest player ever to win a major championship in 2007. Today, she is a champion for a cause close to her heart – breast cancer. “My mother, Kathryn Krickstein Pressel, passed away when I was only 15, but I made it my goal as a professional athlete to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer,” Morgan says.
Through her contributions, along with the Morgan Pressel Foundation and St. Andrews Country Club, made the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan a reality. The van travels throughout South Florida to provide early breast cancer detection services and breast health education.
The van includes customized mammography and exam suites, lovely waiting area, a calming Wave Wall design and the most advanced 3D Mammography – the Senographe Pristina. Pristina is faster, quieter and has rounded corners with contoured armrests instead of handgrips to maximize comfort during the breast exam. The Pristina was designed to help reduce pain, discomfort and anxiety for patients to improve the mammography experience while providing our radiologists with high-quality images.
The Kathryn Krickstein Pressel Mammovan typically travels 10,000 miles and visits close to 200 sites each year. Since 2010, the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan has performed more than 13,000 mammograms and diagnosed 42 women with cancer.