AKTIV Against Cancer Hosts a Celebrity Tennis Fundraiser
By Urban Milan
August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017
On August 23, 2017, AKTIV Against Cancer hosted a celebrity pro-am tennis fundraiser at the Vanderbilt Tennis Club located inside of Grand Central. The event featured American tennis pro James Blake, CEO of Flywheel Sarah Robb O'Hagan, SNY Sportscaster Michelle Yu and CBS Sports Anchor Tina Cervasio as the emcee. Supporters gathered to experience some exciting tennis and watch both Yu and O’Hagan show off their skills. Following the event, fans had a chance to “hit with the pro” as Blake graciously took it easy on them.
“Cancer has impacted my life personally which is why I created the James Blake Foundation. It was an honor for me to support and take part in AKTIV Against Cancer's pro-am alongside Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Michelle Yu and Tina Cervasio to raise awareness for this important cause,” said James Blake. “AKTIV Against Cancer is thrilled to broaden our reach through the sport of tennis. We are happy to experience such profound mutual interest in fighting cancer by including physical activity as part of treatment. I want to thank James Blake, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Tina Cervasio and Michelle Yu for everything as they are amazing ambassadors for our cause and all the supporters who came out and cheered them on,” said Helle Aanesen, Global Managing Director, AKTIV Against Cancer.
AKTIV against Cancer is a 501(c)(3) that supports various research projects to study the preventive effect of physical activity on cancer. AKTIV is currently funding two research projects at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. www.aktivagainstcancer.org.