The James E. Ireland Foundation



Supporting research and education in women’s health issues, with a special focus on injuries in athletically active women, young and old.

The Foundation welcomes your tax-deductible donations.

HISTORY: The James E. Ireland Foundation was created in memory of my father, James E. Ireland, who died of colon cancer on November 1, 1992.

— Mary Lloyd Ireland, M.D.











Latest James E. Ireland Project:

DVD: "Eating Disorders: More Common Than You Think"

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The Foundation is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that receives tax deductible donations.



• To support research and education with a focus on women’s health, injuries in athletically active women, young and old.

• To sponsor speakers for meetings and retreats

• To fund projects to develop videotapes and CDs to educate physicians, researchers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, parents and athletes.


“Daddy was a great inspiration to me, inspiring me to aim a little bit above the mark.”

“He gave me a 7 iron at age 7. He said play. I did. He was my only golf instructor–until I met Woody! The times my father and I spent playing golf were very special. I teed off at the men’s tees. This helped me to understand the rules of life and competition and the practice of orthopaedic surgery!


There are no shortcuts, no shorter holes in life for females. It was only when I started playing in golf scrambles that I was used as a weapon off of the women’s tees.”


“He encouraged me to do well in school. He allowed me to swim on a year-round team at the age of 10. He taught me to tee up the ball in golf and in life. Be the woman! The highly competitive spirit with which I was blessed could soar!”

“I want to keep the memory of my father alive. The legacy of this foundation can influence many people–patients, friends and peers. The educational materials and research projects focusing on prevention, and skeletal injuries in females, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles would be the foundation’s legacy. The beat goes on. Please contribute.”

—Mary Lloyd Ireland, M.D.

James E. Ireland Foundation
Current Project

“Eating Disorders: More Common Than You Think”
(DVD video: c. 15-20 min.)

Mary Wilson, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Tina Thompson, R.D., L.D.
Mary Lloyd Ireland, M.D.






































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