All funds raised go to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
She also said people purchased $5 pink ribbons to display around the city. Each of the 12,000 ribbons purchased are named for survivors and/or deceased who have had breast cancer as well as supporters who have never had cancer.
The Vera Bradley Classic is the largest women's amateur golf and tennis charity event in the nation. The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer has contributed $21 million to the cancer center.