Notah Begay III to Speak at Clinton Foundation Conference Today

ICTMN Staff
1/17/12

Notah Begay III, the only American Indian golfer on the PGA Tour, will participate in the Clinton Foundation's wellness conference today. The conference Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation proceeds today's The Humana Challenge PGA TOUR golf tournament, known as the Bob Hope Classic from 1965 until this year.

Live streaming of the conference—beginning today at 9:30 a.m. PST at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California—is available at http://clintonfoundation.org/live. Viewers can follow the discussion and submit questions @ClintonTweet by using the hashtag #HealthMatters and follow conference highlights on President Clinton's Facebook page.

The event is expected to attract more than 200 stakeholders in health care, public policy, business, education, individual wellness and sports.

As a featured speaker, Begay will discuss "Building Healthy Communities" with other health and wellness movers and shakers, such as moderator Karolee Sowle, chief executive officer of the Desert Regional Medical Center; founder Susan Dell of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; mom Lakeysha Sowunmi; Annika Sorenstam, founder of the Annika Foundation; and Goldie Hawn with The Hawn Foundation. View the panel discussion live beginning at 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

At 5 p.m. PST, Begay will participate in the closing conversation "Why Health Matters" with moderator Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the chief medical editor at NBC; President Bill Clinton; and Dr. David Satcher, former surgeon general & director at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute's Morehouse School of Medicine.

Begay, a four-time PGA TOUR tournament winner of half Navajo and a quarter San Felipe and Isleta descent, founded The Notah Begay III Foundation in 2005. The nonprofit works to battle obesity and diabetes among Native American youth.

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