Sorenstam, King join Clinton at wellness conference

January 12, 2012
Special to PGATOUR.COM

NEW YORK -- President Bill Clinton announced today the program and featured attendees for the Clinton Foundation's inaugural Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation conference.

The event will bring together more than 200 stakeholders from the worlds of health care, public policy, business, education, individual wellness and sports to identify strategies to promote and improve individual healthy lifestyles in the home, the community, and the workplace. The conference will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif.

Health Matters immediately precedes the PGA TOUR's Humana Challenge in partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation, formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. The conference highlights the tournament's commitment to health and well-being, and builds on the work of the Clinton Foundation, which has a mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, protect the environment and promote healthier childhoods through its Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Convening Partner of the conference is the Desert Regional Medical Center.

Conference participants include President Clinton; Chelsea Clinton; actor Reed Alexander; PGA TOUR veteran and wellness advocate Notah Begay III; Travis Bogard, CMO, Jawbone; Dr. Deepak Chopra, author and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing; James Curleigh, CEO of KEEN Footwear; Susan Dell, dounder, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem; Lorena Garcia, chef and restaurateur; Richard Gephardt, president and CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs; Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation; Dr. Mark Hyman, chairman of the Institute of Functional Medicine; Billie Jean King, founder, Women's Sports Foundation; Bob Lanier, Special Assistant to the Commissioner and NBA Cares Global Ambassador; Michael McCallister, CEO, Humana; Jillian Michaels, health and wellness expert; Dr. Dwayne Proctor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Anita Rao, Alliance Youth Advisory Board member; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; Pete Shankle, Alliance Healthy Schools Champion; Lakeysha Sowunmi, mom; Annika Sorenstam, founder, Annika Foundation; Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC; Karolee Sowle, CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center; Jerry Tarde, editor in chief, Golf Digest; Casey Wasserman, chairman and CEO, Wasserman Media Group; Dr. Howell Wechsler, Division Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Toni Yancey, professor, University of California, Los Angeles.

The conference will be webcast live at Viewers can follow the discussion and submit questions @ClintonTweet ( by using the hashtag #HealthMatters and follow conference highlights on President Clinton's Facebook page ( For more information visit online at: and